Children in the Hellenistic World: Statues and Representation - Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology (Hardback)
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Children in the Hellenistic World: Statues and Representation - Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology (Hardback)

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In this volume, Bobou offers a systematic analysis of ancient Greek statues of children from the sanctuaries, houses, and necropoleis of the Hellenistic world in order to understand their function and meaning. Comparing images of children in reliefs, terracotta figurines, and marble statutes, she shows that children and childhood became more prominent in the visual material record from the late fifth century BC, a time during which children became a matter of parental and state concern. Looking at the literary and epigraphical evidence, Bobou argues that statues of children were important for transmitting civic values to future citizens, serving as paradigms of behaviour and standing testament to the strength and future of a community. Created by adults, the statues reveal much about adult ideology and values during this period, and the expectations and hopes placed on children. The combination of iconographic studies and examination of the original locations in which statues were placed highlights the importance of children in Hellenistic society as well as their connection with specific areas of civic and social life.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199683055
Number of pages: 214
Weight: 914 g
Dimensions: 282 x 225 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"The topic of this volume is timely and important given the current interest in the private sphere and the growing literature on the family and domestic life in classical antiquity...The author wisely focuses on statues with known provenances, most of which derive from the Greek mainland, islands, Cyprus, and the coasts of Asia Minor, Egypt, Syria, southern Italy
and Sicily." -- Mnemosyne




"The topic of this volume is timely and important given the current interest in the private sphere and the growing literature on the family and domestic life in classical antiquity...The author wisely focuses on statues with known provenances, most of which derive from the Greek mainland, islands, Cyprus, and the coasts of Asia Minor, Egypt, Syria, southern Italy
and Sicily." -- Mnemosyne


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