Memory and Mourning

Memory and Mourning : Studies on Roman Death

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This book explores the themes of memory and mourning from the Roman deathbed to the Roman cemetery, drawing subject matter from the literature, art, and archaeology of ancient Rome. It brings together scholarship on varied aspects of Roman death, investigating connections between ancient poetry, history and oratory and placing these alongside archaeological and textual evidence for Roman funerary and commemorative rituals. A series of case studies centred on individual authors and/or specific aspects of ritual behaviour, traces the story of Roman death: how the inhabitants of the Roman world confronted their mortality, disposed of the dead, remembered the dead and praised the dead, thereby enhancing our understanding of Roman society.

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 168 x 240 x 18mm | 544.31g
  • Oxbow Books
  • OxfordUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 13 b/w figs
  • 184217990X
  • 9781842179901
  • 2,036,680

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Rather than organize the volume by the material or methodology, the editors have innovatively arranged the chapters to follow the progression of dying from the deathbed to the funeral to the commemoration of the dead... this volumes main value as a whole is in the way it presents serially the social responses to death in Roman society as well as a multiplicity of ways to understand the rituals around death as active components in shaping memory.'--Edward M. Schoolman"Bryn Mawr Classical Review" (10/01/2011)

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