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    DescriptionConcepts 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.

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    Children and Childhood in Roman Italy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Beryl Rawson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 641 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199285174
    ISBN 10: 0199285179

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC subject category V2: JFSP1
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, SOC047000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAR
    DC22: 305.230937, 305.2309376
    Thema V1.0: JBSP1, NHTB, NHD, NHC
    Illustrations note
    numerous halftones
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Beryl Rawson is Professor Emerita and Visiting Fellow in History at the Australian National University.
    Review quote
    This book is a welcome addition to the shelves ... on Roman childhood she [Rawson] is the recognized authority. Tom Hillard, Ancient History: Resources for Teachers This monograph will provide its readers with so many thought-provoking images and much enlightenment. Tom Hillard, Ancient History: Resources for Teachers In future all researchers in childhood and children, not just those interested in the Romans, will use this book as their starting point. American Historical Review for Feb. 2005
    Table of contents
    Introduction ; PART I. REPRESENTATIONS OF CHILDREN IN ROMAN ITALY ; 1. Representations ; PART II. THE LIFE COURSE ; 2. Welcoming a New Child ; 3. Rearing ; 4. Ages and Stages ; 5. Education ; 6. Relationships ; 7. Public Life ; 8. Death, Burial, and Commemoration