Birthing Romans : Childbearing and Its Risks in Imperial Rome.

Author
Freidin, Anna Bonnell [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
  • Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2024.
  • ©2024.
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Contents
  • Cover
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes on Language, Text, and Translation
  • Introduction: Risk and "the Matter of the Mother"
  • Situating Sources and Approach
  • Thinking with "Risk
  • The Path Ahead
  • Romans, You, and Me
  • 1. Veturia at Scale: Kinship, Community, and Empire
  • Six Births, Only One Remains
  • Positioning Veturia: Community and Status
  • Empire and Motherhood
  • Litugena and the Lupa
  • 2. Cornucopia and Rudder: Imagining Generation, Embodying Risk
  • Landscapes: Cultivation and Extraction
  • Waterscapes: From Liquid to Human Economies
  • Fortuna, Risk, and Gender
  • Beyond Metaphor
  • 3. Bodily and Social Order in Soranus's Gynecology
  • Who Is Soranus?
  • Nature, Health, and the Space in Between
  • From Bodily to Social Order
  • Managing Crisis
  • Subjects and Objects of Care
  • 4. Technologies of Hope: Amulets, Materiality, and Affect
  • Amulets in Action
  • Quick-Birthers" and Communities of Care
  • Miniaturization and Uterine Amulets
  • Uncertain Futures
  • 5. Fate and Fortune: Living with Uncertainty, Understanding Loss
  • Vows: Hope, Success, and Disappointment
  • Establishing the Life Course
  • Birth, Fate, and Fortune
  • Responsibility and Risk
  • Conclusion: Traces and Outlines
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
ISBN
0-691-22629-6
OCLC
1416896489
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