Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 May 2018

336 Pages | 86 black-and-white illustrations and 2 maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199687633

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Infancy and Earliest Childhood in the Roman World

'A Fragment of Time'

Maureen Carroll

  • Offers the first comprehensive study of infancy and earliest childhood in the Roman world, from conception and development in the womb to birth and milestone developments during the first year of life
  • Draws on a wide range of different types of evidence (archaeological, skeletal, textual, visual, legal) to provide fresh, interdisciplinary perspectives on this subject
  • Yields new insights through analysis of material culture in particular, placing the ancient texts traditionally used to understand perceptions of childhood in a broader context
  • Explores a wide chronological and geographic framing of the Roman evidence, covering roughly the fourth century BC to the third century AD and all regions throughout the Empire