The Single Life in the Roman and Later Roman World

Sabine R. Huebner (Redaktør) ; Christian Laes (Redaktør)

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Explores single men and women in the Roman world, their ways of life and their reasons for remaining unmarried.

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Introduction; 1. What's in a single? Roman Antiquity and a comparative world approach Christian Laes; Part I. Demographic, Archaeological, and Socio-Economic Approaches: 2. Single men and women in pagan society - the case of Roman Egypt Sabine Huebner; 3. Looking for singles in the archaeological record of Roman Egypt Anna Boozer; 4. Between coercion and compulsion? The impact of occupations and economic interests on the relational status of slaves and freedmen Wim Broekaert; Part II. Being Single in the Roman World: 5. Singles, sex, and status in the Augustan marriage legislation Judith Evans Grubbs; 6. 'Singleness' in Cicero and Catullus Harri Kiiskinen; 7. Tracing Roman ideas on female singleness - Virgil's Aeneid Elina Pyy; 8. Single as a Lena. The depiction of procuresses in Roman Augustan literature Mina Petrova; Part III. Singles in Judaism: 9. (Why) was Jesus single? John W. Martens; 10. Contesting the Jerusalem Temple - James, Nazirite vows and celibacy Kevin Funderburk; Part IV. Late Antique Christianity - The Rise of the Ideal of Being Single: 11. Singles and singleness in the Christian epigraphic evidence from Rome (c. 300-500 CE) Thomas Goessens; 12. Different ways of life: being single in the fourth century CE Raffaela Cribiore; 13. Single life in Late Antiquity? Virgins between the earthly and the heavenly family Ville Vuolanto; 14. Being a bachelor in Late Antiquity - desire and social norms in the experience of Augustine Geoffrey Nathan; 15. Single people in early Byzantine literature Stephanos Efthymiadis; 16. 'Listen to my mistreatment' - support networks for widows and divorcees in the Coptic record Jennifer Cromwell; Part V. Comparative Voices: 17. Celibacy and sexual abstinence in early Islam Mohammed Hocine Benkheira; 18. To marry or not to marry in fifteenth and sixteenth-century cities, cases Antwerp and Bruges Julie De Groot; 19. Singleness in nineteenth-century Italy - permanent celibacy and solitariness between coercion and free choice Matteo Manfredini.

Om forfatteren

Sabine R. Huebner is Professor of Ancient History at the Universitat Basel, Switzerland. Her research focuses on the everyday lives of the common people in antiquity. Among many other titles, she has published The Family in Roman Egypt (Cambridge, 2013) and Papyri and the Social World of the New Testament (Cambridge, forthcoming). She is currently leading two large-scale projects on Roman Egypt funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation at the Universitat Basel. Christian Laes is Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester and Professor of Ancient History and Latin at Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium. He studies the social and cultural history of Roman and Late Antiquity, paying particular attention to the human life-course: childhood, youth, family, sexuality, and disabilities. His books include Children in the Roman Empire: Outsiders Within (Cambridge, 2011), Youth in the Roman Empire: The Young and the Restless Years? (with Johan Strubbe, Cambridge, 2014) and Disabilities and the Disabled in the Roman World: A Social and Cultural History (Cambridge, 2018).