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Death in Ancient Rome

A Sourcebook, 1st Edition

By Valerie Hope


288 pages

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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.

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

About the Author

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)

About the Series

Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Ancient / General
HISTORY / Ancient / Rome