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    DescriptionThis is an original study of the role and rituals of death in Roman civilization. Death never ceases to fascinate the living and in Roman society, where the mortality was high, people were forced to confront the brevity of life and the impact of death. What did death mean and symbolise to the Romans? What does 'Roman death' tell the modern reader about ancient society? This accessible and engaging book ranges from suicides, funeral feasts, necromancy and Hades to mourning, epitaphs and posthumous damnation.


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    Title
    Roman Death
    Subtitle
    Dying and the Dead in Ancient Rome
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Valerie M. Hope
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847250384
    ISBN 10: 1847250386
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: JHBZ
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, TOPC/DEATH
    B&T Approval Code: A14202040
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020, SOC036000
    B&T Approval Code: A14530000, A31630000
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 937
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 306.90937
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    LC classification: DG103 .H67 2009
    LC subject heading: , , , , ,
    BISAC region code: 1.5.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: JHBZ, NHTB, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAR
    Illustrations note
    12 bw illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Hambledon Continuum
    Publication date
    15 August 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dr Valerie Hope is a Lecturer in the Department of Classical Studies at the Open University.
    Review quote
    'A comprehensive survey of attitudes to dying in Rome ... Valerie Hope takes us on a journey that starts with attitudes to mortality, through death scenes and funerals, and ends with mourning and commemorations of the dead.' - BBC History Magazine
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1: Facing Mortality; 2: Death Scenes; 3: Funerals and Feasts; 4: Heaven and Hell; 5: Mourning the Dead; 6: Remembering the Dead.