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The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World


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Contributors Abbreviations INTRODUCTION Judith Evans Grubbs and Tim Parkin PART I. GESTATION, BIRTH, DISEASE, AND DEATH 1. Becoming Human: from the Embryo to the Newborn Child Veronique Dasen 2. The Demography of Infancy and Early Childhood in the Ancient World Tim Parkin 3. Babies in the Well: Archaeological Evidence for Newborn Disposal in Hellenistic Greece Maria Liston and Susan Rotroff 4. (Not) Bringing up Baby: Infant Exposure and Infanticide Judith Evans Grubbs 5. The child patient of the Hippocratics: early Pediatrics? Lesley Dean-Jones 6. Raising a Disabled Child Christian Laes PART II. CHILDREN AND CHILDHOOD IN ANCIENT GREECE 7. Children in Archaic and Classical Greek art: A Survey John Oakley 8. Children as Learners and Producers in Early Greece Susan Langdon 9. Shifting Gender: Age and Social Status as Modifiers of Childhood Gender in Ancient Athens Lesley Beaumont 10. Children in Athenian Religion Robert Garland 11. Play, Pathos and Precocity: The Three "P"s of Greek Literary Childhood Louise Pratt PART III. CHILDREN AND CHILDHOOD IN ANCIENT ROME 12. Children in Latin Epic Mark Golden 13. The Socialization of Roman Children Janette McWilliam 14. Slave and Lower-class Roman Children Hanne Sigismund Nielsen 15. Children and Childhood in Roman Commemorative Art Lena Larsson Loven 16. Toys, Dolls and the Material Culture of Childhood Mary Harlow 17. Roman Children and the Law Thomas A.J. McGinn PART IV. EDUCATION AND EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY IN THE CLASSICAL WORLD 18. Education in Plato's Laws Cynthia Patterson 19. Boys, Girls, Family, and the State at Sparta Nigel Kennell 20. Engendering the Scroll: Girls' and Women's Literacy in Classical Greece Matthew Dillon 21. Educating the Youth: the Athenian ephebeia in the Early Hellenistic Era Eric Casey 22. The Ancient Child in School Martin Bloomer PART V. CHILDREN IN THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN 23. Children in Hellenistic Egypt: What the Papyri Say Maryline Parca 24. Children in Roman Egypt April Pudsey 25. Adoption and Fosterage in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Sabine Huebner 26. Pictorial paideia: Children in the Synagogue Hagith Sivan PART VI. LATE ANTIQUITY AND EARLY CHRISTIANITY 27. Children and "the Child" in early Christianity Blake Leyerle 28. Elite Children, Socialization and Agency in the Late Roman world Ville Vuolanto 29. Remembering Children in the Roman Catacombs Jenny Kreiger 30. Stages of Infancy in Roman Amphora Burial Susan Stevens EVNOI Keith Bradley Index

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Judith Evans Grubbs is Betty Gage Holland Professor of Roman History at Emory University. Tim Parkin is Professor of Ancient History at University of Manchester.


succeeds in making children visible and in giving a fascinating picture of ancient childhood, offering indeed an embarras de richesses. It repays reading and rereading. * Inga Mantle, Classics for All *

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