Catalog Information:


Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past
By Jenifer Neils and John H. Oakley, with the assistance of Katherine W. Hart
With contributions by Lelsey A. Beaumont, Helene Foley, Mark Golden, Jill Korbin, Jeremy Rutter, and H. A. Shapiro


What was childhood like in ancient Greece? What activities and games did Greek children embrace? How were they schooled and what religious and ceremonial rites of passage were key to their development? These fascinating questions and many more are answered in this groundbreaking book — the first English-language study to feature and discuss imagery and artifacts relating to childhood in ancient Greece. This delightful book illuminates what is most universal and specific about childhood in ancient Greece and examines childhood's effects on Greek life and culture, the foundation on which Western civilization has been based.


Published by Yale University Press in association with the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College
384 pp. 200 b/w + 150 color illustrations
9 x 12
cloth ISBN 0-300-09959-2 $65
paper ISBN 0-300-09960-6 $40


Purchase information: The exhibition catalog is on sale at the Hood Museum of Art Gift Shop. Orders can be placed by calling the shop at 603-646-2317. It is also available for purchase through Yale University Press, directly through the website www.yalebooks.com, or by calling customer service at: 1(800) 405-1619.