Download e-book for kindle: Adoption in the Roman World by Hugh Lindsay

By Hugh Lindsay

Adoption in different cultures and different instances presents a historical past to knowing the operation of adoption within the Roman worlds. This publication considers the connection of adoption to kinship constructions within the Greek and Roman international. It considers the techniques for adoption by way of a separate research of testamentary situations, and the impression of adoption on nomenclature. The effect of adoption on inheritance preparations is taken into account, together with an account of ways the households of freedmen have been affected. Its use as a method of succession at Rome is designated, and this is helping to appreciate the anxiousness of childless Romans to acquire a son via adoption, instead of just to nominate heirs of their wills. the method additionally had political makes use of, and importantly it used to be used to arrange normal succession within the imperial relations. The e-book concludes with political adoptions, the distinctive case stories of Clodius and Octavian.

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