By Lesley A. Beaumont
Childhood in historical Athens deals an in-depth research of youngsters in the course of the heyday of the Athenian urban kingdom, thereby illuminating an important social staff mostly overlooked through so much historical and smooth authors alike. It concentrates not just at the kid's personal event, but additionally examines the perceptions of youngsters and early life through Athenian society: those perceptions variously show either similarities and stark contrasts with these of our personal 21st century Western society. The examine covers the juvenile lifestyles direction from beginning and infancy via early and later adolescence, and treats those existence levels in response to the subjects of nurture, play, schooling, paintings, cult and formality, and death.
In view of the scant historic Greek literary facts referring to formative years, Beaumont specializes in the extra copious historic visible representations of kids in Athenian pot portray, sculpture, and terracotta modelling. Notably, this is often the 1st full-length monograph in English to deal with the iconography of adolescence in old Athens, and it breaks very important new floor via carefully analysing and evaluating classical artwork to reconstruct childhood’s social history. With over one hundred twenty illustrations, the booklet offers a wealthy visible, in addition to narrative, source for the background of formative years in classical antiquity.
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Childhood in Ancient Athens: Iconography and Social History (Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies) by Lesley A. Beaumont