AO 8:04, Jul/Aug 2005
The Greek World
Coming of Age in Ancient Greece
Jenifer Neils and John H. Oakley
(New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003) 384 pp., $65
Greek artists were the first in history to depict children and their activities in naturalistic detail. The lives of ancient Greek children are wonderfully illustrated by the many artifacts in this book—baby bottles, potty chairs, toys, marble grave markers and terracotta figurines of nurses and their charges—and explored in essays by scholars of Greek culture.
The Complete World of Greek Mythology
(London: Thames & Hudson, 2004), 256 pp., $39.95