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paterfamilias

in Roman law, the head of a household having authority over its members.
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Desde un punto de vista teologico, se aprecia un desplazamiento en la conexion entre sacerdocio y casa, bien diferente a la del mundo grecorromano: para los cristianos no es el paterfamilias quien ostenta el sacerdocio, sino Cristo, en cuanto que ha sido constituido como Hijo en la Casa de Dios.
The stern Victorian paterfamilias is a figure of the past.
In other words, the man as the paterfamilias, the decision maker, head of the household and the primary provider.
Newsreels roll to reveal the frantic paterfamilias putting saucers of kerosene under the legs of the matrimonial bedstead and other scenes of similarly medieval character.
He puts these materials to good use, painting a compelling portrait of Thackeray as a paterfamilias who juggled the demands of his public and private lives.
The concept long nurtured by Freud's disciples of a benign paterfamilias presiding serenely and objectively over a revolution in human philosophy no longer holds.
At last the mother was reunited with her daughters in wait of the release of the paterfamilias, Ibrahim, convicted to six consecutive life sentences.
They were good times and, despite our occasional mini flare-ups, we cohered well under the direction of our paterfamilias.
From the world-weary paterfamilias Samuil, comically disparaging of everyone and refusing to leave Communism behind, to tragic Polina, married to Samuil's kind but morally wayward son Alec and unable to move beyond past regrettable decisions, this novel is bursting with fantastic multi-faceted characters, making it all the more readable.
From the world-weary paterfamilias Samuil, comically disparaging of everyone and refusing to leave Communism behind, to tragic Polina, married to Samuil's kind but morally wayward son, Alec, and unable to move beyond past regrettable decisions, this novel is bursting with fantastic multifaceted characters.
The six chapters of Writing the Victorians deal respectively with the following topics: the formation of the concept "Victorian," the early twentieth-century family chronicle as a genre, the Victorian home, the Victorian mother, the Victorian paterfamilias, and the emergence of the modern child rebel.
None the less, on the dust cover of the book the illustration chosen by the author is John Leech's 'Enthusiasm of Paterfamilias on Reading the Report of the Grand Charge of the British Cavalry on the 25th' which appeared in Punch on October 27th 1854; and in the text of her book Markovits returns more than once to the cartoon which, she writes (p.