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Mors immatura: portraits of children on Roman funerary monuments in the west

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This thesis examines funerary iconography for evidence of Roman attitudes towards children, childhood and the family. Based on 690 portrait monuments drawn from select areas of the Western Empire, its central hypothesis is that the commemorations are best read as highly artificial constructs which reveal more about the social preoccupations of the commissioners than the lives of the children whom they represent.

The first of the seven chapters defines the parameters of the accompany...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Department:
Humanities Division - Classics Faculty - Classical Archaeology

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Publication date:
2008
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:0b094a7a-5d36-410e-b3a0-3fe3227e4cb7
Local pid:
ora:11586

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