The Roman Wedding: Ritual and Meaning in Antiquity

The Roman Wedding: Ritual and Meaning in Antiquity

Karen K. Hersch


the marriage ritual of the traditional Romans presents a vital key to figuring out their impressive civilization. The interesting rite represented the start line of a Roman kin in addition to a Roman girl's transition to womanhood. this is often the 1st book-length exam of Roman marriage ceremony ritual. Drawing on literary, criminal, old, antiquarian, and inventive proof of Roman nuptials from the tip of the Republic during the early Empire (from ca. two hundred BC to 2 hundred AD), Karen Hersch exhibits how the Roman marriage ceremony expressed the beliefs and norms of an historic humans. Her publication is a useful software for Roman social historians attracted to how principles of gender, legislations, faith, and culture are interwoven into the marriage rite of each tradition.

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