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CHILDREN IN THE HELLENISTIC WORLD: STATUES AND REPRESENTATION. Olympia Bobou. Oxford University Press, 2015. Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology. 212 pp. with 189 ills. 28 x 23 cm. LC 2014-945168 ISBN 9780199683055 In English.
Publisher's description: 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.
Indexing: Western, Ancient Mediterranean — Greece — Sculpture
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 155573
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