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Family Empires, Roman and Christian: Volume I of Roman Family Empires: Household, Empire, Resistance (Paperback)
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Family Empires, Roman and Christian: Volume I of Roman Family Empires: Household, Empire, Resistance (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 30/03/2018
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In this first of two volumes of Roman Family Empires: Household, Empire, Resistance, Dr Elliott examines the Roman household form as it was changing during the Augustan era - in this time, Augustus relied on his version of the family form to establish his one-man rule of the Empire. Dr Elliott lays out several forms of resistance to the Roman Empire and the family model on which it was built, and offers a reading of Paul's letter to Philemon, considering the many viewpoints in the room as the letter was read. Her reading reveals a complex negotiation of accommodation and resistance to the Roman family empire and its slave-owning households.

Publisher: Polebridge Press
ISBN: 9781598152074
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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"A fascinating and readable account of social structure of the household and the empire in antiquity ..." --Joanna Dewey, Professor Emerita, Episcopal Divinity School

"Compelling and persuasive ... Elliott refocuses our understanding of the Roman Empire and moves us beyond imaginings of jackbooted imperial storm troopers to a deeper awareness of the Romans." --Christine Shea, Ball State University

"A full, well-written and original overview on a very important topic ..." --Hal Taussig, Union Theological Seminary

"In this groundbreaking volume Elliott invites us to re-think the intersectional registers of Empire and household in the first centuries of the Common Era. Through close scrutiny of material, legal and textual sources, Elliott identifies Roman Family Empires as simultaneously loci of accommodation and resistance. She then explores the complex negotiations implicit to navigating this nexus. Elliott's multifaceted approach, at once, reconfigures and richly elucidates the household dynamics refracted in Christian Scripture. As importantly, her work retains the potential to fundamentally change how students and scholars engage the longer trajectory of Greco-Roman, and ultimately Christian history, as a whole." --Lillian I. Larsen, University of Redlands

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