I mentioned below that Prof. Diane Lipsett delivered a wonderful lecture on the conversation currently taking place between New Testament scholars, family historians, social archaeologists and the like. The title of this post is actually the title of en entire semester-long course taught by Prof. Lipsett, so for our, geez, ninety minute session she condensed her focus to Men, Women, and Children in Ancient Rome. With her permission, I am posting my notes from this lecture below, tweaked a little for readability. Prof. Lipsett is interested in studies of gender formation among non-elites as well as elites, those people about whom we know much less because they did not have the resources or clout to commemorate and study themselves, generally speaking. Roman households were much broader than we conceive of in modern terms, with a wide spectrum of people connected by family and employment living under one roof (the terms domus/eikos/ikea capture this idea of an indiscriminate household
Don't you just love Sarah & Andy's messages? I sure do.
We miss you guys.
Charlie & Marti (S&A's home in Seattle for 10 days)
i miss you two!
I had a dream last night that you called me. I've been thinking of you lately, as I've decided to go back to school next to get my teacher certification--yay! But I can't remember for the life of me which school you went to, Sarah. Oh my forgetful brain! I can't seem to find it on the Internet either. So anyway, in my dream you told me what school it was, but when I woke up, I promptly forgot again. Arh!
So if you could kindly come back to me in my dreams or email me, then I would be oh-so-happy.
where are you two?? i hope you're having fun.
ps i met a couple from switzerland on their bikes recently. they are going to india and back through africa for two years!