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Portraits of Children on Roman Funerary Monuments,9781107001022
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Portraits of Children on Roman Funerary Monuments

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9781107001022

ISBN10:
1107001021
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
11/26/2012
Publisher(s):
Cambridge Univ Pr

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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 11/26/2012.
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Summary

Drawing on hundreds of tombstones from Rome, Italy and the Western provinces, this study assesses how parents visualised childhood. By considering the most popular funerary themes and iconographic models, it emphasises both the emotional and social investment placed in children, bringing to the fore many little-known examples. From Britannia to Dacia, Aquitania to Pannonia, it highlights the rich artistic diversity of the provinces and shows that not all trends were borrowed from the capital. With a wide range of social groups in evidence, including freedmen, soldiers and peregrini, it also considers the varying reasons which underlay child commemoration and demonstrates the importance of studying the material in context. Amply supported by a catalogue of examples and over a hundred images, it will be essential reading for anyone working on Roman childhood or family studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Locating the Roman child
The iconography of childhood
Nuclear notions
Fluid families
Portraits in context
Conclusion
Catalogue
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