"Mander has produced a study of Roman childhood that is exemplary not only for the physical research that has gone into documenting this far-flung body of monuments but also for his rigorous, wide-ranging, and sober analysis of that corpus within its broader visual traditions and social-historical contexts. This is a book that any scholar with an interest in ancient childhood, the family, and social history will profit from reading."
Sinclair Bell, American Journal of Archaeology
Drawing on hundreds of tombstones from the Roman west, this book is essential for anyone interested in childhood or family studies. Assessing the social and emotional investment in children, it highlights the rich artistic diversity of the provinces and the importance of studying monuments in context.