Roman Girlhood and the Fashioning of FemininityBook - 2015
In the first book-length study of girlhood in the early Roman Empire, Lauren Caldwell investigates the reasons for this paradox. Through an examination of literary, legal, medical, and epigraphic sources, she identifies the social pressures that tended to overwhelm concerns about girls' individual health and well-being. In demonstrating how early marriage was driven by a variety of concerns, including the value placed on premarital virginity and paternal authority, this book enhances an understanding of the position of girls as they made the transition from childhood to womanhood.--Provided by publisher
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: vi, 188 pages ; 24 cm