Children and Childhood in Classical Athens

Children and Childhood in Classical Athens

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What was it like to be a child in ancient Athens? Mark Golden draws on a variety of sources to present a vivid portrait of the private and public lives of children from about 500 to 300 BC. He offers a substantive and methodological contribution to the social history of ancient Athens.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 16mm | 374g
  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0801846005
  • 9780801846007
  • 1,560,385

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Mark Golden has produced a superb book, an important substantive and methodological contribution to the social history of ancient Athens and a model for comparable studies... That Golden raises empirical and methodological questions while at the same time significantly advancing study of this important subject is a tribute to the intellectual honesty and vitality of his book. American Historical Review This is not just a book of colourful description but one as well of vivid insight and lively debate-a debate, moreover, that is refreshingly free of ideological polemic and informed by a keen eye for the personal implications behind any social trend and of the individual psychology underlying the collective picture... engaging and engrossing... a considerable achievement on the author's part. Journal of Hellenic Studies A very interesting book... Much of his reconstruction of the emotional life of the Athenian family rings true. -- Jasper Griffin New York Review of Books 1990 Mark Golden has produced a superb book, an important substantive and methodological contribution to the social history of ancient Athens and a model for comparable studies. American Historical Review
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