Roman Bastards Database
‘The Legal and Social Status of Extramarital Children in the Roman Empire Up to the Reign of Constantine the Great” is a three-year project, which will investigate papyrological, epigraphic and jurisprudential evidence concerning illegitimate children, dated from Augustus to Constantine. Our dataset shall fasciliate examining frequency of occurance and distribution of the above-mentioned attestations in time and space. The data used in our research will be collected and arranged into a form of a searchable database comprising individuals from all over the Roman Empire who are directly or indirectly described as illegitimate. Each person has his or her own record containing name, terms used to characterized him or her, attestations, role in particular document, occupation, provenance, date, status civitatis, sex and the names of the mother, father, siblings and his or her children.