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Youth in the Roman Empire : The Young and the Restless Years?, Hardback Book


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 277 pages, 7 Halftones, unspecified; 7 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781107048881



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