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Infancy and Earliest Childhood in the Roman World: 'A Fragment of Time'

Maureen Carroll


The book is a comprehensive study of infancy and earliest childhood in a cultural overview encompassing the entirety of the Roman Empire. It brings together some of the most recent discoveries and presents a fresh perspective on archaeological, historical, and social debates. Despite the developing emphasis in current scholarship on children in Roman culture, there has been little research on the role and significance of the youngest children in the family and society. Because of the very particular historical circumstances that affected the beginning of the life cycle of a Roman child, the bo ... More

Keywords: childhood, infancy, birth, life-course, family, death, commemoration, Roman Empire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199687633
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199687633.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Maureen Carroll, author
Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Sheffield