By Cheryl Anne Cox
Household Interests is among the first books to discover in-depth the character of the Greek loved ones (oikos) in classical Athens. while the oikos commonly has been outlined because the family of the extended family in Greece, Cheryl Anne Cox finds it as a way more fluid constitution, taking care to differentiate among the strategies of "household" and "family." The criminal foundation of the common elite loved ones emerges as Cox describes marriage styles or options one of the households represented in Attic orations and funerary inscriptions: estate pursuits have been a robust motivating strength, with the elite marrying inside their relations, essentially via paternal traces within which estate was once transferred. the writer finally indicates that the loved ones used to be no longer restricted to "family" or kinspeople. neighbors, buddies, concubines or prostitutes, and slaves additionally shared in estate pursuits and all may have a profound impression at the household.
After first studying marriage styles, Cox turns to inter-family relationships. utilizing anthropological resources and historic reports of eu societies, she exhibits how estate curiosity formed usually conflicted kinfolk among mom and dad and their youngsters and between brothers, and but it inspired male charity towards sisters. Cox subsequent considers how estate move via adoption, guardianship, and remarriage, and the intervention of neighbors, concubines, and slaves, all contributed to increasing the bounds of the family past kin.
Originally released in 1998.
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