As to Roman fathers, if, as is probable, they were like Genoese fathers a few decades later whose wills have survived, they would have been worriers. They worried they would be outlived by their young wives and that their children would be sidelined and lose their inheritance to children of a second marriage, a fear which led them to leave money incentives to discourage their wives from remarrying. This is from a book 'Rome: A History in Seven Sackings. In the passage above, it's hard to understand 'they were like Genoese fathers a few decades later whose wills have survived,' What could it mean? I'd appreciate your help.