IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 517: Clerics and Their Households in Late Antiquity, I

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Presbyters in the Late Antique West Project, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Organisers:Stanisław Adamiak, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Lisa Bailey, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Auckland
Moderator/Chair:Przemysław Nehring, Katedra Filologii Klasycznej, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika, Toruń
Paper 517-aThe Canonical Legislation on the Families of Clergy, 4th-7th Centuries
(Language: English)
Stanisław Adamiak, Instytut Historyczny, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index terms: Canon Law, Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 517-bEnforcing Sexual Continence in the Households of Married Clergy
(Language: English)
David Hunter, Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, University of Kentucky
Index terms: Canon Law, Daily Life, Ecclesiastical History, Sexuality
Paper 517-cA Nestorian Monastery in Hura and Its Regional Context
(Language: English)
Daniel Varga, Israel Antiquities Authority, Omer
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - Religious, Byzantine Studies, Religious Life

This session will seek to answer the following questions: what was the legal status of the wives and children of clerics, both from the ecclesiastical and civil point of view? What was the position of the servants and slaves in the households of clerics? How did the relations with their familiars and neighbours influence the opinions and preaching of the clerics? What do archaeology and epigraphy tell us about the living conditions of the clergy in the first millennium?