Growing up and Growing Old in Ancient Rome: A Life Course Approach / Edition 1by Mary Harlow, Ray Laurence
Pub. Date: 12/28/2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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.
Table of Contents1. Introduction: Aging in Antiquity 2. The Location of the Life Course: The Household 3. The Beginning of Life: Infancy and Childhood 4. Transition to Adulthood 1: Female 5. Transition to Adulthood 2: Male 6. The Place of Marriage in the Life Course 7. Kinship Extension and Age Mixing through Marriage 8. Age and Politics 9. Getting Old 10. Death and the Memory 11. Age and Aging in the Roman Empire and Beyond 12. Appendix
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