(2005). Disappearing children?: Children on Roman funerary monuments of the second to Fourth Century AD.
In: Mustakallio, Katariina; Hanska, Jussi; Sainio, Hanna-Leena and Vuolanto, Ville eds.
Hoping for continuity: Childhood, education and death in Antiquity and the Middle Ages.
Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae (33).
Rome, Italy: Institutum Romanum Finlandiae, pp. 91–104.
This was a paper given at a conference looking at ancient and medieval childhood. It addresses some of the problems inherent in using visual representations as sources of evidence about changing attitudes to childhood in the later Roman empire (especially with the rise of Christianity). It shows that a range of reasons may explain the apparent decline in frequency of depicting children.
||Images; children; sarophagi; later Roman Empire
||Arts > Classical Studies
||26 Jun 2006
||02 Dec 2010 19:49
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