Pater familias

In many ways Lukasz’s father was (to his family) what the late pater familias was to a regular Roman family some 1900 years ago. Oldest living male in a household, with autocratic authority over his family (in his case a wife and an adopted child), but without power over life and death and with moderated right of punishment.

The main difference was that his was not the legal privilege — his autocratic authority over his family was based…

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