Growing Up and Growing Old in Ancient Rome: A Life Course Approach

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Plates
1.1 Marcus Aurelius: young and old 2
2.1 View across the atrium of a house in Herculaneum 21
2.2 Painting showing an image of the door to a house 22
2.3 View of house in Herculaneum from the street 25
3.1 Tellus relief from the Ara Pacis 38
3.2 Ara Pacis: distinguishing adults and children 40
3.3 Representation of childhood games that emulate the adult world of soldiering 47
3.4 Young girl portrayed holding a bird 48
3.5 Detail of child’s sarcophagus showing boys practising athletics 50
3.6 Sarcophagus of Cornelius Statius 51
4.1 Muse depicted as young girl 55
4.2 Head of Vestal illustrating the sex crines62
4.3 Dextrarum Iunctio: a married couple in the centre in the traditional gesture of marriage 63
5.1 Young boy with bulla and wearing toga praetexta66
5.2 Memorial showing three brothers 70
6.1 Married couple and their children from the Via Tiburtina cemeteries 83
7.1 Age distinctiveness in marriage 94
8.1 Julius Caesar 109
8.2 Augustus as priest 113
9.1 Republican holding two portrait busts of ancestors 120
9.2 Roman copy of Hellenistic original depicting an old man 125
9.3 Roman copy of Hellenistic original depicting an old person 128
10.1 Minucia Suavis, died age 14 years 136
10.2 The Isola Sacra Cemetery 139

Figures
1.1 The probability of dying in the Roman empire 9
1.2 The probability of survival in the Roman empire 9
2.1 Plan of the House of the Faun at Pompei 26

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Illustrations vi
  • Preface vii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - The Location of the Life Course 20
  • 3 - The Beginning of Life 34
  • 4 - Transition to Adulthood 1 54
  • 5 - Transition to Adulthood 2 65
  • 6 - The Place of Marriage in the Life Course 79
  • 7 - Kinship Extension and Age Mixing Through Marriage 92
  • 8 - Age and Politics 104
  • 9 - Getting Old 117
  • 10 - Death and Memory 132
  • 11 - Age and Ageing in the Roman Empire and Beyond 144
  • Appendix 151
  • Bibliography 165
  • Index 175
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