IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 705: Conflict, Emotion, and the Family in Late Antiquity

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Judith Evans-Grubbs, Department of Classics, Washington University in St Louis
Moderator/Chair:Judith Evans-Grubbs, Department of Classics, Washington University in St Louis
Paper 705-aConflict within the Imperial Family: A Case Study of Julian
(Language: English)
Lisa Alberici, Postgraduate Office, Historical Studies, College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Daily Life, Social History
Paper 705-bAscetism and Familial Conflicts in the 4th and 5th Centuries
(Language: English)
Ville Vuolanto, Department of History, University of Tampere
Index terms: Daily Life, Monasticism, Social History
Paper 705-cWives and Concubines: St Augustine and Marital Life
(Language: English)
Judith Evans-Grubbs, Department of Classics, Washington University in St Louis
Abstract

This session looks at family conflict in the late Roman Empire (4th-5th centuries). Lisa Alberici examines the turbulent relationship between the ‘apostate’ emperor Julian and his brother, wife, and cousin (the emperor Constantine). Ville Vuolanto discusses intra-familial conflicts caused by the adoption of ascetic ideals and practices, when one spouse wanted to take a vow of continence without the other’s consent, or children preferred a life of celibacy to the marriage arrangements made by their parents.