New College of the Humanities

Ray Laurence

Ray Laurence considers how children were seen in ancient Rome and looks at some of the harsher aspects of childhood – sickness, violence and endless work.

Mary Harlow and Ray Laurence look at what it meant to become a senior citizen in ancient Rome, and how this early model has a bearing on our attitudes towards ageing today.

Ray Laurence on how the myth of the classical urbs bewitched 20th-century town planners.