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Short Answer How true Jeanne Marie Neumann's statement is depends on, firstly, the definition of familia used and, secondly, the circumstances of individual freedmen and freedwomen. As one classicist has noted, the Roman family is an ambiguous concept and defies easy definition. Thus, without some qualification, Neumann is over-generalizing; there were ...


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Probably coincidental - the U.S. Constitution (Article 1, section 9) says: The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars ...


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