Death in Ancient Rome

Death in Ancient Rome : A Sourcebook

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Presenting a wide range of relevant, translated texts on death, burial and commemoration in the Roman world, this book is organized thematically and supported by discussion of recent scholarship. The breadth of material included ensures that this sourcebook will shed light on the way death was thought about and dealt with in Roman society.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 18mm | 498.95g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 black & white halftones
  • 0415331587
  • 9780415331586
  • 561,862

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Death and Dying 2. Grief, Sorrow and Mourning 3. Funerals 4. Wills 5. The Cemetery 6. Afterlife, Souls and Spirits

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About Valerie Hope

Valerie M Hope is Lecturer in the Department of Classical Studies at the Open University. Her main research interest is Roman social history, focusing on Roman funerary customs and funerary monuments. Her previous publications include Constructing Identity: The Roman Funerary Monuments of Aquileia, Mainz and Nimes (2001) and Death and disease in the Ancient City (2000)

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