Growing up and Growing Old in Ancient Rome A Life Course Approach

ISBN-10: 0415202019
ISBN-13: 9780415202015
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/28/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Throughout history, every culture has had its own ideas on what growing up and growing old. 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.

Ray Laurence is Professor of Classical and Archaeological Studies at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of many titles including Pompeii The Living City (with Alex Butterworth) which was awarded the Longman-History Today New Generation Prize 2006.

Introduction: Ageing in Antiquity
The Location of the Life Course: the Household
The Beginning of Life: Infancy and Childhood
Transition to Adulthood 1: Female
Transition to Adulthood 2: Male
The Place of Marriage in the Life Course
Kinship Extension and Age Mixing through Marriage
Age and Politics
Getting Old
Death and the Memory
Age and Ageing in the Roman Empire and Beyond
Appendix

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