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Roman family – children and households in ancient Rome

By |2019-06-04T06:23:09-07:00September 4th, 2017|People, Romans|

A Roman family on a tombstone Roman definitions of family The Roman idea of family included not just a husband and wife and their children, but also the people they enslaved (if they had any), and free employees. So it meant something more like a household, or a family-owned business. Roman economy Roman women [...]

Chinese family: Ancestors and parents

By |2019-06-06T06:36:02-07:00June 6th, 2017|China, People|

Chinese family: A model of a house (China, ca. 100 AD) Were families important in ancient China? Most people in ancient and medieval China thought families were very important. Kids often lived not just with their parents, but also with their grandparents, their aunts and uncles, and their cousins. Richer people also lived [...]