A blog from the Ashmolean Museum about an unusual inscription on the tombstone of a Roman boy. This inscription was set up by a mistress for a slave, and the blog explores possible details of their relationship that can be gleaned from this source.
Written by Prof. Ray Laurence to accompany his TEDEd videos this blog sets out the evidence regarding the exposure of new-born children, encouraging students to consider how the Romans may have thought about this practice and the choices facing Roman parents.
This print edition of the exhibition held in Cambridge's Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology contains sources on Roman children including those relating to the burial of a Roman child (pg. 54) and tombstone of a Roman child (53)
A six minute TEDEd video and accompanying lesson activities about Lucius Popidius Secundus, a 17-year old living in Rome in 73 AD, and his life of arranged marriages, coming-of-age festivals, and communal baths.