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Adoption in ancient Rome
- Created 2012-03-28
of boys was a fairly common procedure, particularly in the upper
class. The need for a male
and the expense of raising children - and the Roman inheritance rules (Falcidia lex) strictly demanding
s - were strong incentives to have at least one son, but not too many children. Adoption, the obvious solution, also served to cement ties between families, thus fostering and reinforcing alliances.
, the system also acted as a mechanism for ensuring a smooth
taking his chosen successor as his adopted son.
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