Lesley A. Beaumont's Childhood in Ancient Athens: Iconography and Social History PDF

By Lesley A. Beaumont

Childhood in historic Athens bargains an in-depth research of youngsters through the heyday of the Athenian urban country, thereby illuminating an important social crew mostly missed via such a lot historic and smooth authors alike. It concentrates not just at the kid's personal event, but additionally examines the perceptions of youngsters and youth through Athenian society: those perceptions variously express either similarities and stark contrasts with these of our personal 21st century Western society. The examine covers the juvenile lifestyles path from start and infancy via early and later adolescence, and treats those existence levels in response to the themes of nurture, play, schooling, paintings, cult and formality, and death. 


In view of the scant old Greek literary proof bearing on early life, Beaumont makes a speciality of the extra copious historic visible representations of kids in Athenian pot portray, sculpture, and terracotta modelling. Notably, this can be the 1st full-length monograph in English to handle the iconography of adolescence in old Athens, and it breaks vital new flooring via carefully analysing and evaluating classical paintings to reconstruct childhood’s social history. With over one hundred twenty illustrations, the publication presents a wealthy visible, in addition to narrative, source for the heritage of formative years in classical antiquity.

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