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Children and Childhood in Roman Italy

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Children and Childhood in Roman Italy by Beryl Rawson
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Concepts of childhood and the treatment of children are often used as a barometer of society's humanity, values, and priorities. Children and Childhood in Roman Italy argues that in Roman society children were, in principle and often in practice, welcome, valued and visible. There is no evidence directly from children themselves, but we can reconstruct attitudes to them, and their own experiences, from a wide variety of material - art and architecture, artefacts, funerary dedications, Roman law, literature, and public and private ritual. There are distinctively Roman aspects to the treatment of children and to children's experiences. Education at many levels was important. The commemoration of children who died young has no parallel, in earlier or later societies, before the twentieth century. This study builds on the dynamic work on the Roman family that has been developing in recent decades. Its focus on the period between the first century BCE and the early third century CE provides a context for new work being done on early Christian societies, especially in Rome.

Author Biography

Beryl Rawson is Professor Emerita and Visiting Fellow in History at the Australian National University
Release date NZ
September 4th, 2003
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
numerous halftones
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
434
Dimensions
144x224x29
ISBN-13
9780199240340
Product ID
2248481

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