Book Chapter

On becoming a parent in later life: From augustus to Antonio Agustín via St Augustine

T Parkin

Childhood, Class and Kin in the Roman World | Routledge | Published : 2001


© 2001 selection and editorial matter, Suzanne Dixon; individual chapters, the contributors. All rights reserved. This is a study of the terms of the Augustan marriage legislation that determined the ages by which men and women were expected to produce children, relating these ages to a passage from St Augustine which has up till now, as far as I am aware, passed unnoticed by social and legal historians.

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