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By Hugh Lindsay

ISBN-10: 052176050X

ISBN-13: 9780521760508

Adoption in different cultures and different occasions presents a historical past to knowing the operation of adoption within the Roman worlds. This booklet considers the connection of adoption to kinship constructions within the Greek and Roman global. It considers the strategies for adoption by way of a separate research of testamentary circumstances, and the effect of adoption on nomenclature. The impression of adoption on inheritance preparations is taken into account, together with an account of the way the households of freedmen have been affected. Its use as a method of succession at Rome is unique, and this is helping to appreciate the nervousness of childless Romans to acquire a son via adoption, instead of just to nominate heirs of their wills. the tactic additionally had political makes use of, and importantly it was once used to arrange usual succession within the imperial family members. The ebook concludes with political adoptions, taking a look at the special case experiences of Clodius and Octavian.

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