Death in Ancient Rome: A Sourcebook

Death in Ancient Rome: A Sourcebook

Paperback Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

By (author) Valerie Hope

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 232mm x 18mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415331587
  • ISBN 13: 9780415331586
  • Illustrations note: 20 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 514,849

Product description

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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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)

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