Children in Antiquity

Children in Antiquity
Author: Lesley A. Beaumont,Matthew Dillon,Nicola Harrington
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2020-12-30
ISBN: 1134870752
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children in Antiquity Book Excerpt:

This collection employs a multi-disciplinary approach treating ancient childhood in a holistic manner according to diachronic, regional and thematic perspectives. This multi-disciplinary approach encompasses classical studies, Egyptology, ancient history and the broad spectrum of archaeology, including iconography and bioarchaeology. With a chronological range of the Bronze Age to Byzantium and regional coverage of Egypt, Greece, and Italy this is the largest survey of childhood yet undertaken for the ancient world. Within this chronological and regional framework both the social construction of childhood and the child’s life experience are explored through the key topics of the definition of childhood, daily life, religion and ritual, death, and the information provided by bioarchaeology. No other volume to date provides such a comprehensive, systematic and cross-cultural study of childhood in the ancient Mediterranean world. In particular, its focus on the identification of society-specific definitions of childhood and the incorporation of the bioarchaeological perspective makes this work a unique and innovative study. Children in Antiquity provides an invaluable and unrivalled resource for anyone working on all aspects of the lives and deaths of children in the ancient Mediterranean world.

War Women and Children in Ancient Rome Routledge Revivals

War  Women and Children in Ancient Rome  Routledge Revivals
Author: John K. Evans
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-02-04
ISBN: 1317810295
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Women and Children in Ancient Rome Routledge Revivals Book Excerpt:

J.K. Evans’ pioneering work explores the profound changes in the social, economic and legal condition of Roman women, which, it is argued, were necessary consequences of two centuries of near-continuous warfare as Rome expanded from city-state to empire. Bridging the gap that has isolated the specialised studies of Roman women and children from the more traditional political and social concerns of historians, J.K. Evans’ investigation ranges from Cicero’s wife Terentia to the anonymous spouse of the peasant-soldier Ligustinus, charting the severe erosion of the very institutions that kept women and children in thrall. War, Women and Children in Ancient Rome will be of interest not only to classicists and historians of antiquity but also to sociologists and anthropologists, while it will similarly prove an indispensable reference work for historians of women and the family.

Children and Asceticism in Late Antiquity

Children and Asceticism in Late Antiquity
Author: Ville Vuolanto
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 1317167856
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children and Asceticism in Late Antiquity Book Excerpt:

In Late Antiquity the emergence of Christian asceticism challenged the traditional Greco-Roman views and practices of family life. The resulting discussions on the right way to live a good Christian life provide us with a variety of information on both ideological statements and living experiences of late Roman childhood. This is the first book to scrutinise the interplay between family, children and asceticism in the rise of Christianity. Drawing on texts of Christian authors of the late fourth and early fifth centuries the volume approaches the study of family dynamics and childhood from both ideological and social historical perspectives. It examines the place of children in the family in Christian ideology and explores how families in the late Roman world adapted these ideals in practice. Offering fresh viewpoints to current scholarship Ville Vuolanto demonstrates that there were many continuities in Roman ways of thinking about children and, despite the rise of Christianity, the old traditions remained deeply embedded in the culture. Moreover, the discussions about family and children are shown to have been intimately linked to worries about the continuity of family lineage and of the self, and to the changing understanding of what constituted a meaningful life.

Children in the Ancient Near Eastern Household

Children in the Ancient Near Eastern Household
Author: Kristine Henriksen Garroway
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9781575062952
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children in the Ancient Near Eastern Household Book Excerpt:

Children were an important part of the ancient Near Eastern household. This idea seems straightforward, but it can be understood in many ways. On a basic level, children are necessary for the perpetuation of a household. On a deeper level, the definitions of child and member of the household are far from categorical. This book begins to explore the multiple definitions of child and the way the child fits within a household. It examines what membership in the household looks like for children and what factors contribute to it. A study addressing what a child is and how a child's gender and social status affect her place in the household is vital to a proper understanding of the ancient Near Eastern household. Despite their importance, children have long been marginalized in discussions of ancient societies. Only recently has this trend begun to change within biblical and ancient Near Eastern scholarship. A recent wave of studies, especially in relation to the Hebrew Bible, has started to address children in their own right. In light of the current state of scholarship on children, the purpose of this book is threefold. First, Garroway continues to fill out the picture of the child in the ancient Near East by compiling child-centric texts and archaeological realia. In analyzing these materials, she surveys the relationship between children and ancient Near Eastern society by examining the extent to which structuring forces in a community, such as social status and gender, contribute to the process of a child's becoming a member of his household and society. Finally, this information provides a base for future research, for example, a cross-cultural study of children in the ancient Near East in Classical Antiquity.

Art in the Hellenistic Age

Art in the Hellenistic Age
Author: Jerome Jordan Pollitt
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1986-06-12
ISBN: 9780521276726
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art in the Hellenistic Age Book Excerpt:

This 1986 book is an interpretative history of Greek art during the Hellenistic period.

Valuable and Vulnerable

Valuable and Vulnerable
Author: Julie Faith Parker
Publsiher: Society of Biblical Lit
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN: 1930675860
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Valuable and Vulnerable Book Excerpt:

Just as women in the Bible have been overlooked for much of interpretative history, children in the Bible have fascinating and compelling stories that scholars have largely ignored. This groundbreaking book focuses on children in the Hebrew Bible. The author argues that the biblical writers recognized children as different from adults and used these ideas to shape their stories. She provides conceptual and historical frameworks for understanding children and childhood, and examines Hebrew terms related to children and youth. The book introduces a new methodology of childist interpretation and applies it to the Elisha cycle (2 Kings 2-8), which contains forty-nine child characters. Combining literary insights with social-scientific evidence, the author demonstrates that children play critical roles in the world of the text as well as the culture that produced it.

Children in Ancient Israel

Children in Ancient Israel
Author: Shawn W. Flynn
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-08-30
ISBN: 0191087017
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children in Ancient Israel Book Excerpt:

Flynn contributes to the emerging field of childhood studies in the Hebrew Bible by isolating stages of a child's life, and through a comparative perspective, studies the place of children in the domestic cult and their relationship to the deity in that cult. The study gathers data relevant to different stages of a child's life from a plethora of Mesopotamian materials (prayers, myths, medical texts, rituals), and uses that data as an interpretive lens for Israelite texts about children at similar stages such as: pre-born children, the birth stage, breast feeding, adoption, slavery, children's death and burial rituals, childhood delinquency. This analysis presses the questions of value and violence, the importance of the domestic cult for expressing the child's value beyond economic value, and how children were valued in cultures with high infant mortality rates. From the earliest stages to the moments when children die, and to the children's responsibilities in the domestic cult later in life, this study demonstrates that a child is uniquely wrapped up in the domestic cult, and in particular, is connected with the deity. The domestic-cultic value of children forms the much broader understanding of children in the ancient world, through which other more problematic representations can be tested. Throughout the study, it becomes apparent that children's value in the domestic cult is an intentional catalyst for the social promotion of YHWHism.

Happily Ever Ancient

Happily Ever Ancient
Author: Irene J. Cisneros
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2020
ISBN: 9788416725328
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Happily Ever Ancient Book Excerpt:

Children in the Roman Empire

Children in the Roman Empire
Author: Christian Laes
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2011-03-03
ISBN: 0521897467
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children in the Roman Empire Book Excerpt:

Illuminates the lives of the 'forgotten' children of ancient Rome and draws parallels and contrasts with contemporary society.

T T Clark Handbook of Children in the Bible and the Biblical World

T T Clark Handbook of Children in the Bible and the Biblical World
Author: Sharon Betsworth,Julie Faith Parker
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-04-18
ISBN: 0567672581
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T T Clark Handbook of Children in the Bible and the Biblical World Book Excerpt:

This ground-breaking volume examines the presentation and role of children in the ancient world, and specifically in ancient Jewish and Christian texts. With carefully commissioned chapters that follow chronological and canonical progression, a sequential reading of this book enables deeper appreciation of how understandings of children change over time. Divided into four sections, this handbook first offers an overview of key methodological approaches employed in the study of children in the biblical world, and the texts at hand. Three further sections examine crucial texts in which children or discussions of childhood are featured; presented along chronological lines, with sections on the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, the Intertestamental Literature, and the New Testament and Early Christian Apocrypha. Relevant not only to biblical studies but also cross-disciplinary scholars interested in children in antiquity.

Children in Early Christian Narratives

Children in Early Christian Narratives
Author: Sharon Betsworth
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-04-23
ISBN: 0567657353
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children in Early Christian Narratives Book Excerpt:

Sharon Betsworth examines the narratives, parables, and teachings of and about children in the gospels and the literature of Early Christianity. Betsworth begins with a discussion of the social-historical context of children and childhood in the first century before discussing the role of children in all four gospels. She shows that for Mark and Matthew, children are integral to understanding each evangelist's perspective on the reign of God and on Jesus' identity in each Gospel. In the Gospel of Luke the childhood of Jesus is shown to be crucial to the broader themes of the Gospel. In the Gospel of John, Betsworth examines the metaphorical use of the word 'children' looking at 'children of light' and of 'darkness'. She then explores stories of Jesus' childhood in the non-canonical Infancy Gospels of James and Thomas, as well as the childhood of his mother, Mary in the latter shedding light upon views of children, discipleship, and the person of Jesus in early christianity and in the ancient world more generally.

Growing Up Fatherless in Antiquity

Growing Up Fatherless in Antiquity
Author: Sabine R. Hübner,David M. Ratzan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2009-02-19
ISBN: 0521490502
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Growing Up Fatherless in Antiquity Book Excerpt:

This book investigates the effects of fatherlessness on the societies, cultures, politics and families of the ancient Mediterranean world.

Children in Greek Tragedy

Children in Greek Tragedy
Author: Emma M. Griffiths
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-02
ISBN: 0198826079
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children in Greek Tragedy Book Excerpt:

Astyanax is thrown from the walls of Troy; Medeia kills her children as an act of vengeance against her husband; Aias reflects with sorrow on his son's inheritance, yet kills himself and leaves Eurysakes vulnerable to his enemies. The pathos created by threats to children is a notable feature of Greek tragedy, but does not in itself explain the broad range of situations in which the ancient playwrights chose to employ such threats. Rather than casting children in tragedy as simple figures of pathos, this volume proposes a new paradigm to understand their roles, emphasizing their dangerous potential as the future adults of myth. Although they are largely silent, passive figures on stage, children exert a dramatic force that transcends their limited physical presence, and are in fact theatrically complex creations who pose a danger to the major characters. Their multiple projected lives create dramatic palimpsests which are paradoxically more significant than their immediate emotional effects: children are never killed because of their immediate weakness, but because of their potential strength. This re-evaluation of the significance of child characters in Greek tragedy draws on a fresh examination of the evidence for child actors in fifth-century Athens, which concludes that the physical presence of children was a significant factor in their presentation. However, child roles can only be fully appreciated as theatrical phenomena, utilizing the inherent ambiguities of drama: as such, case studies of particular plays and playwrights are underpinned by detailed analysis of staging considerations, opening up new avenues for interpretation and challenging traditional models of children in tragedy.

Dress and Personal Appearance in Late Antiquity

Dress and Personal Appearance in Late Antiquity
Author: Faith Pennick Morgan
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-02-05
ISBN: 9004353461
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dress and Personal Appearance in Late Antiquity Book Excerpt:

Dress and Personal Appearance in Late Antiquity. The Clothing of the Middle and Lower Classes examines written, art historical and archaeological evidence to understand the way that cloth and clothing was made, embellished, cared for and recycled during this period.

Children in the Bible and the Ancient World

Children in the Bible and the Ancient World
Author: Shawn W. Flynn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2019-04-12
ISBN: 1351006088
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children in the Bible and the Ancient World Book Excerpt:

The topic of children in the Bible has long been under-represented, but this has recently changed with the development of childhood studies in broader fields, and the work of several dedicated scholars. While many reading methods are employed in this emerging field, comparative work with children in the ancient world has been an important tool to understand the function of children in biblical texts. Children in the Bible and the Ancient World broadly introduces children in the ancient world, and specifically children in the Bible. It brings together an international group of experts who help readers understand how children are constructed in biblical literature across three broad areas: children in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East, children in Christian writings and the Greco-Roman world, and children and materiality. The diverse essays cover topics such as: vows in Ugarit and the Hebrew Bible, obstetric knowledge, infant abandonment, the role of marriage, Greek abandonment texts, ritual entry for children into Christian communities, education, sexual abuse, and the role of archeological figurines in children’s lives. The volume also includes expertise in biological anthropology to study the skeletal remains of ancient children, as well as how ancient texts illuminate Mary’s female maturity. The volume is written in an accessible style suitable for non-specialists, and it is equipped with a helpful resource bibliography that organizes select secondary sources from these essays into meaningful categories for further study. Children in the Bible and the Ancient World is a helpful introduction to any who study children and childhood in the ancient world. In addition, the volume will be of interest to experts who are engaged in historical approaches to biblical studies, while appreciating how the ancient world continues to illuminate select topics in biblical texts.

Children Forsaken

Children Forsaken
Author: Steven Walker
Publsiher: Critical Publishing
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2021-07-12
ISBN: 1913453847
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children Forsaken Book Excerpt:

A shocking reminder of the cruel history of childhood that has been largely hidden and forgotten. Children Forsaken provides a long, historical, overarching examination of the phenomenon of child abuse. In the UK battered child syndrome was 'discovered' in the 1960s, whilst child sexual abuse gained attention in the early 1980s. Subsequent enquiries, legislation and practice developments have focused narrowly on reacting to events giving the impression that child abuse is a recent problem. Yet the historical record provides a multitude of examples of the ritual slaughter, sexual and physical abuse of children continuing since Ancient times. This book place child abuse in the context of the way children and childhood have been understood throughout the ages, but also show that despite legal definitions, and children's rights laws, children and young people continue to suffer. This book enables practitioners and those training in the helping professions to gain a deeper understanding of how embedded in human society child abuse has been and still is. Practitioners need to perceive child abuse as a long-standing problem about children's status in the World, their legal and human rights, and that much work is still needed to ensure children's needs and safety are paramount. "This ambitious book paints an important and erudite picture of child abuse and social responses to it, bringing us up-to-date with a call for continued vigilance, compassion, and action." Professor Jonathan Parker, Bournemouth University

Children s Encyclopedia of the Ancient World

Children s Encyclopedia of the Ancient World
Author: John Haywood,Charlotte Hurdman,Richard Tames,Philip Steele,Fiona MacDonald
Publsiher: Armadillo
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781843229957
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Encyclopedia of the Ancient World Book Excerpt:

Details the characteristics and accomplishments of ancient cultures, including the Egyptians, Maya, and Romans, covering such topics as famous people, government, family life, cuisine, hygiene, travel, trade, and legends.

Marriage Sex and Death

Marriage  Sex and Death
Author: Emma Southon
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN: 9048529611
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marriage Sex and Death Book Excerpt:

By the end of the fifth century, the Western Roman Empire had structurally collapsed. Western Europe is depicted as having fallen into the 'Dark Ages' as the visible power of the Roman Empire declined. The Christian Church emerged to fill that vacuum. This rise of the Church alongside the Germanic kingdoms led to dramatic changes in law, politics, power, and culture. Against this backdrop, the family became a vitally important focus for cultural struggles concerning morality, law, and tradition. This book centres on the family as a fundamental social unit, examining cultural changes surrounding marriage, parenthood, abortion, divorce, and sex during this contentious period. Through the family, it demonstrates the intersections between Roman legal culture, Christian thought, and political power in shaping not just the family of the 'Dark Ages' but also the traditional family in the contemporary West.

Children in Culture Revisited

Children in Culture  Revisited
Author: K. Lesnik-Oberstein
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2011-06-13
ISBN: 0230307094
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children in Culture Revisited Book Excerpt:

Children in Culture, Revisited follows on from the first volume, Children in Culture , and is composed of a range of chapters, newly written for this collection, which offer further fully inter- and multidisciplinary considerations of childhood as a culturally and historically constructed identity rather than a constant psycho-biological entity.

Children in the Hellenistic World

Children in the Hellenistic World
Author: Olympia Bobou
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2015
ISBN: 0199683050
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children in the Hellenistic World Book Excerpt:

Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford, 2006 issed under the title: Statues of children in the Hellenistic period.