Constructions of Childhood in Ancient Greece and Italy [Paperback]

Ada Cohen(Editor); Jeremy B. Rutter(Editor)

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ISBN: 9780876615416 | Published by: American School of Classical Studies at Athens | Series: Hesperia Supplement | Volume: 41 | Year of Publication: 2007 | Language: English 456p, H11 x W8.5, 11 col and 167 b/w figs
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Constructions of Childhood in Ancient Greece and Italy

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These 20 papers explore ancient notions and experiences of childhood around the Mediterranean, from prehistory to late antiquity. They are grouped into sections on Families; Socialization and Enculturation; Rituals and Life Transitions; Gender and Representation; Burial; Commemoration; and Childhood and the Classical Tradition. The contributors come from a range of different disciplines, including art history, archaeology, classical philology, and physical anthropology.

Table of Contents

Childhood between Past and Present: An Introduction (Ada Cohen); The Parental Ethos of the Iliad (Louise Pratt); Children in Classical Attic Votive Reliefs (Carol L. Lawton); The Power of Parenthood in Official Roman Art (Jeannine Diddle Uzzi); Behaving Like a Child: Immature Gestures in Athenian Vase-Painting (Timothy J. McNiven); Paideia's Children: Childhood Education on a Group of Late Antique Mosaics (Constantin A. Marinescu, Sarah E. Cox, and Rudolf Wachter); Educating Paula: A Proposed Curriculum for Raising a 4th-Century Christian Infant (Phyllis B. Katz); Children at Risk: Votive Terracottas and the Welfare of Infants at Paestum (Rebecca Miller Ammerman); Komos Growing Up among Satyrs and Children (Amy C. Smith); The Awkward Age: Art and Maturation in Early Greece (Susan Langdon); Age and Innocence: Female Transitions to Adulthood in Late Antiquity (Lisa A. Alberici and Mary Harlow); Children's Work: Girls as Acolytes in Aegean Ritual and Cult (Paul Rehak); Boys Will Be Boys: Youth and Gender Identity in the Theran Frescoes (Anne P. Chapin); Gendering the Age Gap: Boys, Girls, and Abduction in Ancient Greek Art (Ada Cohen); Childhood among the Etruscans: Mortuary Programs at Tarquinia as Indicators of the Transition to Adult Status (Marshall Joseph Becker); Notions of Childhood in the Classical Polis: Evidence from the Bioarchaeological Record (Anna Lagia); Forever Young: An Investigation of the Depictions of Children on Classical Attic Funerary Monuments (Janet Burnett Grossman); Constructing Childhood on Roman Funerary Memorials (Janet Huskinson); Racing with Death: Circus Sarcophagi and the Commemoration of Children in Roman Italy (Eve D'Ambra); Eros and the Lizard: Children, Animals, and Roman Funerary Sculpture (Jean Sorabella); Children as Poets, Poets as Children? Romantic Constructions of Childhood and Hellenistic Poetry (Annemarie Ambuehl).

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