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date: 15 September 2019

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This closing postscript to The Oxford Handbook of Childhood and Education offers an exposition of the book’s achievements while suggesting possibilities for future investigation. First, past research in the field is synthesized; it is proposed that the field is a refinement of Greco-Roman family studies that in their modern sociologically-oriented form began in the 1970s and 1980s. After summarizing the successes of the forward-thinking articles in the volume, including those on enslavement, socialization, education, and death in childhood, suggestions for further study are offered, including the effect the culture of war had on children and what the scale, diversity, and labor requirements of prime economic activities, both rural and urban, had on broader childhood experiences in antiquity, especially on the experiences of adolescence.

Keywords: Childhood, war, antiquity, Primigenius, Artemidorus, fathers, sons, ancient Greece, ancient Rome, Greco-Roman society, socialization

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