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By Mary Harlow, Ray Laurence

All through heritage, each tradition has had its personal principles on what becoming up and growing old ability, with diversifications among chronological, organic and social growing older, and with diverse emphases at the serious phases and transitions from delivery to loss of life.
This quantity is the 1st to spotlight the position of age in settling on behaviour, and expectancies of behaviour, around the lifestyles span of an inhabitant of historical Rome. Drawing on advancements within the social sciences, in addition to historical facts, the authors specialize in the interval c.200BC - AD200, taking a look at adolescence, the transition to maturity, adulthood, and outdated age. They discover how either the person and society have been curious about, and reacted to, those diversified levels, when it comes to gender, wealth and standing, and private selection and empowerment.

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