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Monday, July 16, 2018

077 - From Childbirth to Adolescence



In this episode, we discuss what it was was like in ancient Athens for a young girl or boy from birth to adolescence, by looking at childbirth, childhood, the various rites of passages that they must surpass on the way to becoming teenagers, the paideia education system (both Old and New) and finally the training young boys undertook in order to be accepted as a hoplite citizen warrior


Supplementary Resources (Videos, Photos, Other Podcasts)

Photo/Grave Stele of Athenian Girl Holding her Doll

Terracotta group of two girls playing a game known as ephedrismos

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