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Care killed the cat proverbial expression, late 16th century, which may be compared with curiosity killed the cat; the meaning of care has shifted somewhat from ‘worry, grief’ to ‘care,...

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Ideas of Childhood in Roman Britain

Rebecca Gowland.

P ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History. 8943 words.

Since the 1990s there has been a burgeoning focus on the experience and treatment of children in the ancient world. The majority of studies have utilized historical and iconographic sources...

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Medicine

Patricia Baker.

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History. 9002 words.

The study of ancient medicine has grown in popularity over since the early 1990s in a variety of fields, including ancient texts, epigraphy, osteology, and archaeology. Many of the studies...

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Children in Roman Egypt

April Pudsey.

in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History. 12997 words.

This chapter explores the everyday lives of children in Roman Egypt of the first three centuries CE. A reading of household census material from the perspective of children’s positions...

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Elite Children, Socialization, and Agency in the Late Roman World

Ville Vuolanto.

in The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education in the Classical World

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History. 10317 words.

The chapter tracks children’s socialization process and their roles and responsibilities in family dynamics. How did children become members of the Greco-Roman elites of late antiquity?...

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Medicine

Patricia Baker.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain

September 2016; p ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History. 9008 words.

The study of ancient medicine has grown in popularity over since the early 1990s in a variety of fields, including ancient texts, epigraphy, osteology, and archaeology. Many of the studies...

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Ideas of Childhood in Roman Britain

Rebecca Gowland.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain

September 2016; p ublished online October 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History. 8917 words.

Since the 1990s there has been a burgeoning focus on the experience and treatment of children in the ancient world. The majority of studies have utilized historical and iconographic sources...

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Julian 'the Apostate', Roman emperor

Rowland Smith.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Ancient Roman History; Religion in the Ancient World. 799 words.

Julian ‘the Apostate’ (Iulianus, Flavius Claudius), emperor 361–3 ce, was born at *Constantinople in 331, the son of a half-brother of *Constantine I, Julius Constantius. After his father's murder in...

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Actium

W. M. Murray.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Ancient Roman History. 372 words.

Actium (Ἄκτιον), a flat sandy promontory at the entrance to the Ambracian Gulf, forming part of the territory of Anactorium, as well as the NW extremity of *Acarnania. A cult of Apollo was located...

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