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Growing Up and Growing Old in Ancient Rome: A Life Course Approach

Laurence, Ray, Harlow, Mary (2001) Growing Up and Growing Old in Ancient Rome: A Life Course Approach. Routledge, London, 192 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-20201-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Throughout history, every culture has had its own ideas on what growing up and growing old means, with variations between chronological, biological and social ageing, and with different emphases on the critical stages and transitions from birth to death. This volume is the first to highlight the role of age in determining behaviour, and expectations of behaviour, across the life span of an inhabitant of ancient Rome. Drawing on developments in the social sciences, as well as ancient evidence, the authors focus on the period c.200BC - AD200, looking at childhood, the transition to adulthood, maturity, and old age. They explore how both the individual and society were involved in, and reacted to, these different stages, in terms of gender, wealth and status, and personal choice and empowerment.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Depositing User: Fiona Godfrey
Date Deposited: 28 May 2013 08:59 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33994 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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