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Augustine, , Letter 10*, trans. R. Eno, Letters, Vol. 6 (*1–*29), Fathers of the Church, Vol. 81 (Washington, DC, 1989).
Cassiodorus, , Variae, trans. Barnish, S. (Liverpool, 1992).
The Codex of Justinian: A New Annotated Translation, 3 vols., trans. Blume, F. (Cambridge, 2016).
Chrysostom, John, Homily 15 on Ephesians, full translation in The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, vol. 13, available online: www.newadvent.org/fathers/230115.htm.
Gregory the Great, Letter 11.56a, also known as the Libellus responsionum, is most easily accessed in English through translations of Bede, History of the English People 1.27.
Gregory of Tours, Ten Books of History, trans. Thorpe, L. as The History of The Franks (London, 1974).
Apollinaris, Sidonius, Poems and Letters, 2 vols., trans. Anderson, W. (LCL, Cambridge, MA, 1965).
The Theodosian Code, trans. Pharr, C. (Princeton, NJ, 1952).
  • There are numerous excellent studies on the late Roman household as a social institution. See, for example, K. Harper, “Marriage and Family in Late Antiquity,” in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity, ed. S. Johnson (Oxford, 2012), 667–714, G. Nathan, The Family in Late Antiquity (London, 2000), and G. Clark, Women in Late Antiquity: Pagan and Christian Lifestyles (Oxford, 1993). On the history of late ancient childhood, see J. Evans Grubbs et al. (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World (Oxford, 2013), and M. Harlow and R. Laurence (eds.), A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in Antiquity. Vol. 1 (Oxford, 2010). For slavery, see K. Harper, Slavery in the Late Roman World, AD 275–425 (Cambridge, 2011) and K. Bradley and P. Cartledge (eds.), The Cambridge World History of Slavery, Vol. 1: The Ancient Mediterranean World (Cambridge, 2011).

  • For the archaeology of late ancient domestic space, see L. Lavan et al. (eds.), Housing in Late Antiquity (Brill, 2007) and K. Bowes, Houses and Society in the Later Roman Empire (London, 2010).

Augustine, , Letter 10*, trans. R. Eno, Letters, Vol. 6 (*1–*29), Fathers of the Church, Vol. 81 (Washington, DC, 1989).
Cassiodorus, , Variae, trans. Barnish, S. (Liverpool, 1992).
The Codex of Justinian: A New Annotated Translation, 3 vols., trans. Blume, F. (Cambridge, 2016).
Chrysostom, John, Homily 15 on Ephesians, full translation in The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, vol. 13, available online: www.newadvent.org/fathers/230115.htm.
Gregory the Great, Letter 11.56a, also known as the Libellus responsionum, is most easily accessed in English through translations of Bede, History of the English People 1.27.
Gregory of Tours, Ten Books of History, trans. Thorpe, L. as The History of The Franks (London, 1974).
Apollinaris, Sidonius, Poems and Letters, 2 vols., trans. Anderson, W. (LCL, Cambridge, MA, 1965).
The Theodosian Code, trans. Pharr, C. (Princeton, NJ, 1952).
  • There are numerous excellent studies on the late Roman household as a social institution. See, for example, K. Harper, “Marriage and Family in Late Antiquity,” in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity, ed. S. Johnson (Oxford, 2012), 667–714, G. Nathan, The Family in Late Antiquity (London, 2000), and G. Clark, Women in Late Antiquity: Pagan and Christian Lifestyles (Oxford, 1993). On the history of late ancient childhood, see J. Evans Grubbs et al. (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World (Oxford, 2013), and M. Harlow and R. Laurence (eds.), A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in Antiquity. Vol. 1 (Oxford, 2010). For slavery, see K. Harper, Slavery in the Late Roman World, AD 275–425 (Cambridge, 2011) and K. Bradley and P. Cartledge (eds.), The Cambridge World History of Slavery, Vol. 1: The Ancient Mediterranean World (Cambridge, 2011).

  • For the archaeology of late ancient domestic space, see L. Lavan et al. (eds.), Housing in Late Antiquity (Brill, 2007) and K. Bowes, Houses and Society in the Later Roman Empire (London, 2010).