Level of study Second Year
Credit value 10
Semester Scheduled 2012-13, 1 (linked to Roman Life Course B)
Pre-requisite modules none
Other pre-requisites none
Everyone ages but the social construction of aging is not a universal constant. On this module you will examine the Roman Life Course, from birth to death, in the Roman world in the period of c70BC-c70AD. You will explore Roman conceptions of age and aging, and their representation, using a wide variety of evidence types (literary, visual, archaeological, epigraphic).
On this module you will:
learn to identify underlying codes of behaviour according to their age and the expectations of others when viewing the actions of a person.
examine the civic, political and social identity of the individual and his/her role in society and how age plays a part in these identities;
learn what it meant to be a child, a young adult, a parent and to grow old in the Roman world
understand how age and gender intersect in Roman society
The module covers both the political and social history of the late Republic and early Imperial periods alongside the study of ageing, gender and the role of demography in understanding the Roman world.