Laws- (lex/leges)- would be named after the magistrate who suggested them if passed.
Opinions of Jurists- put together under Justinian in the 6th century. catagorised for ease of use. -ulpian and antoninus pius turn up a lot.
3/4 are epitaphs- show society beneath the elite level. usually- name, age, who set it up.
Mot survives in egypt- is dry. oxyrhynchus and the Fayum
-study of the structure and dynamics of human populations
-3 crucial factors: mortality (life expectancy), fertility and migration.
-inscriptions allow us to work out mortality- BUT have urban bias, and ages are rounded up/down.
-comparative data for mortalilty- anything under 20, and population cannot reproduce itself. 18th cent. spain- life expectancy av. 27 years. rome was probably 20-30
-high mortality- 1/3 die before 10y/o
-likely the average roman woman gave birth 5 times
Familia-more than just the family- included slaves too.
Domus- Family unit- usually nuclear.
Matrimonium- Mater (mother)
Uxtor- from the root 'to sprinkle with seed' (wife)