Published on December 5th, 2017 | by Alan Cross0
What Was It Like to be a Teenager in Ancient Rome?
The modern concept of a “teenager” didn’t really exist until the 1950s. Until then, you were either a child or an adult; there was nothing in between. A big part of this new construction was the rise of rock’n’roll, a form of music that gave expression to people in this stage of their life.
Compare today’s teenager with what it was like to be, say, 16 in ancient Rome.