By Hugh Lindsay

Adoption in different cultures and different instances offers a heritage to figuring out the operation of adoption within the Roman worlds. This booklet considers the connection of adoption to kinship constructions within the Greek and Roman global. It considers the approaches for adoption through a separate research of testamentary instances, and the effect of adoption on nomenclature. The effect of adoption on inheritance preparations is taken into account, together with an account of the way the households of freedmen have been affected. Its use as a method of succession at Rome is designated, and this is helping to appreciate the nervousness of childless Romans to acquire a son via adoption, instead of just to nominate heirs of their wills. the tactic additionally had political makes use of, and importantly it was once used to arrange common succession within the imperial kin. The publication concludes with political adoptions, taking a look at the precise case experiences of Clodius and Octavian.

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