Gender and the Fall of Rome

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Late Antiquity|A Companion to Late Antiquity
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2009


  • Christian tradition of tension - between biological family and "family" of faith
  • Christianity and distinctive new rhetoric of masculinity
  • Decline of Roman law - a minus for women
  • Gender and "Decline and Fall"
  • Gender and the fall of Rome
  • Relative ranking of male ascetics and male householders
  • Role of household in articulation of empire

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