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Youth and Adolescence in Ancient Rome
CCIV 235
Spring 2008 not offered

Our society typically associates the term "adolescence" with a stage of life that is free from adult responsibilities and devoted to education. Teenagers occupy a distinct social and cultural category, as marketers of products from movies to clothing know well. In the ancient Mediterranean world, the teenage years took on their own meaning, which was shaped by such factors as population structure, gender-role expectations, views of physical maturity, educational norms, and the distribution of wealth in society. In this course, we explore the evidence for youth in the Roman world - including school texts, poetry, medical treatises, legal cases, and mummy portraits - and consider various scholarly approaches to studying adolescence in historical perspective.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CLAS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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