"This is a highly informed, well-nuanced history of the family in the later Roman Empire. The work fills a gap in ancient Mediterranean family studies....For anyone interested in understanding the marriage and family in Christendom and its subsequent influences.."-Bruce J. Malina, Creigton University, "Religious Studies Review, January 2002
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About the Author
Dr Geoffrey Nathan is a lecturer in Roman History a the University of California at Los Angeles. He has published numerous articles on late antiquity in learned journals.