Growing Up and Growing Old in Ancient Rome [NOOK Book]

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Throughout history, every culture has had its own ideas on what growing up and growing old means, this volume highlights the role of age in determining behaviour across the life span of an inhabitant of ancient Rome.
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Growing Up and Growing Old in Ancient Rome

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Overview

Throughout history, every culture has had its own ideas on what growing up and growing old means, this volume highlights the role of age in determining behaviour across the life span of an inhabitant of ancient Rome.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203457627
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/6/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

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Preface
1 Introduction: ageing in antiquity 1
2 The location of the life course: the household 20
3 The beginning of life: infancy and childhood 34
4 Transition to adulthood 1: female 54
5 Transition to adulthood 2: male 65
6 The place of marriage in the life course 79
7 Kinship extension and age mixing through marriage 92
8 Age and politics 104
9 Getting old 117
10 Death and memory 132
11 Age and ageing in the Roman Empire and beyond 144
Appendix 151
Bibliography 165
Index 175
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