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Published: 06 January 2000

400 Pages


ISBN: 9780198208228

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Law and Family in Late Antiquity

The Emperor Constantine's Marriage Legislation

Judith Evans Grubbs

  • Combines three lively areas: women / family, the late antique period, and the interconnection between pagan society and early Christianity.
  • Lively and clearly written, deals with a technical subject in an accessible way, with all Latin translated.
  • This work is a most valuable study. Besides shedding light on Constantine's legislation, the author's method of examining legal sources for their social context offers greater understanding of the complexities of later Roman society. She has shown that the technicalities of Roman law can reveal the social context that shaped imperial policy. The Historian