Youth in the Roman Empire : The Young and the Restless Years? Hardback
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: 20/03/2014
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781107048881