Growing Up and Growing Old in Ancient Rome
A Life Course Approach
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Growing Up and Growing Old in Ancient Rome by Mary Harlow
Book DescriptionThroughout 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415202015
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mary Harlow
Family in the Imperial and Late Antique Roman World, Hardback (December 2011)» View all books by Mary Harlow
Offers approaches to the understanding of the Roman family and its transformation in late antiquity. This book seeks to explain developments within the structure of the family in antiquity, in particular in the later Roman Empire and late antiquity.
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