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Roman Wedding Ritual and Meaning in Antiquity

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ISBN-10: 0521124271

ISBN-13: 9780521124270

Edition: 2010

Authors: Karen K. Hersch

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List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/24/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.056

Dave Elder-Vass is a British Academy postdoctoral fellow at the University of Essex. His primary research interests are in sociological theory, particularly the questions of structure and agency, the relationship between realism and social construction, and the analysis and critique of social and political power.Karen Hersch is Assistant Professor of Classics at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Laws of Humans and Gods
Some Important Terms and Concepts
The Wedding and the Law
Conubium
Manus and Confarreatio
Matrimonium Iniustum, Concubinatus, and Contubernium
Serviles Nuptiae?
Same-Sex Weddings
Betrothal
Days to Marry
Consensus, or Nuptiae?
The Defining Moment?
Conclusion
At the House of the Bride
The Ideal Bride
Prenuptial Rites? Dolls and Clothes
The Costume of the Bride: An Overview
Bedecking
Bridal Hairstyle
Sex Crines
Hasta caelibaris
Vittae, Infulae
Corona, Corolla
Corona Turrita
Flammeum
Reticulum
Tunica recta
Cingulum, Nodus Herculaneus
Socci lutei
Conclusion: Bride's Clothes
Events at the House of the Bride
Auspices et Auspicia
Sacrifice
Tabulae: Tablets of Marriage or Dowry
Conclusion
To the Groom's House
The Ideal Groom
The Clothing of the Groom
The House of the Groom: Wedding Night, or Day?
Domum Deductio: To the Groom's House
Reluctance of and Seizing the Bride
Talassio
Feliciter
Fescennini Versus
Nuces
Child Attendants (Camilli/ae/Patrimi Matrimi)
Baskets and Spindles?
Taeda, Fax
Torchbearers
Torches: Material and Number
Torches: Conclusion
Gifts of Coins
Besmearing Doorposts with Fat and Decorating with Wool
Threshold
Fire and Water
Ubi tu Gaius ego Gaia
Pronuba/Dextraum Iunctio: The Literary Evidence
Pronuba
Dextrarum Iunctio
Pronuba and Dextrarum Iunctio in Roman Art
Pronuba in Art
Dextrarum Iunctio in Art
Reclining and Dining
The Wedding Night
Repotia
Conclusion
Gods of the Roman Wedding
Ritual and Religion
The Gods
The Evidence from Roman Epithalamia
Hymenaeus
The Wedding Cry and Song
The God in Literature
The God in Art
Concordia
Juno
Venus
Fortuna Virginalis, Mutu/inus Tutu/inus, Picumnus and Pilumnus
Fortuna Virginalis
Mutinus Titinus
Picumnus and Pilumnus
Vesta and Janus
Ceres and Tellus
Household Gods: Lares, Penates, and Genius
Priestesses and the Wedding
Conclusion
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
Illustrations