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By Thomas Wiedemann

There is little facts to permit us to reconstruct what it felt prefer to be a baby within the Roman global. We do, even though, have considerable proof in regards to the emotions and expectancies that adults had for kids over the centuries among the top of the Roman republic and overdue antiquity.


Thomas Wiedemann attracts in this proof to explain a number attitudes in the direction of little ones within the classical interval, opting for 3 parts the place larger individuality used to be assigned to young children: via political office-holding; via schooling; and, for Christians, via club of the Church in baptism. those advancements in either pagan and Christian practices mirror wider social adjustments within the Roman global through the first 4 centuries of the Christian period.


Of noticeable worth to classicists, Adults and youngsters within the Roman Empire, first released in 1989, can also be vital for anthropologists, and good as these attracted to ecclesiastical and social history.

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