Youth in the Roman Empire

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    Modern society has a negative view of youth as a period of storm and stress, but at the same time cherishes the idea of eternal youth. How does this compare with ancient Roman society? Did a phase of youth exist there with its own characteristics? How was youth appreciated? This book studies the lives and the image of youngsters around 15-25 years of age in the Latin West and the Greek East in the Roman period. Boys and girls of all social classes come to the fore; their lives, public and private, are sketched with the help of a range of textual and documentary sources, while the authors also employ the results of recent neuropsychological research. The result is a highly readable and wide-ranging account of how the crucial transition between childhood and adulthood operated in the Roman world.

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    Number of Pages: 277
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9781107048881
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    Listed in: European history, Classical history & classical civilisation, Social & cultural history
    Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

    Books by Christian Laes

    Hardback

    RRP: £70.00

    Total: £61.61

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