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Metaphors, Monuments and Texts: The Life Course in Roman culture

Laurence, Ray (2000) Metaphors, Monuments and Texts: The Life Course in Roman culture. World Archaeology, 31 (3). pp. 442-455. ISSN 0043-8243. (doi:10.1080/00438240009696931) (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

The life course in ancient Rome is investigated in this paper to highlight how individual action was explained in relationship to the expectations of a person's age in relationship to their gender. A reconstruction of the life history for both females and males is attempted. Human growth is considered to show that rates may have been slower in antiquity than today. Following the analysis of the life course in texts, the representation of age and the life course is discussed in relation to the Ara Pacis. It is concluded that the mode of representation in both texts and this monument are in the same manner. Finally, the use of the life course of an individual emperor as a metaphor for the interpretation of Rome and its history is highlighted.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/00438240009696931
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 10:40 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34009 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Laurence, Ray: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8229-1053
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