Death and Burial in the Roman World

Author: J. M. C. Toynbee
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801855078
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Toynbee's comprehensive examination of Roman burial practices, ranging throughout the Roman world from Rome to Pompeii, Britain to Jerusalem. A broad perspective is adopted, which takes in beliefs about death and the afterlife, rituals associated with burial and mourning, and descriptions of cemeteries and tombs themselves.

Death in Ancient Rome

Author: Valerie Hope
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134323093
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Roman death

Author: Valerie M. Hope
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
ISBN:
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You traveller, who make your way along the path, stop I ask - I beg you not to ignore my epitaph.

Death in Ancient Rome

Author: Catharine Edwards
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300112085
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For the Romans, the manner of a person’s death was the most telling indication of their true character. Death revealed the true patriot, the genuine philosopher, even, perhaps, the great artist--and certainly the faithful Christian. Catharine Edwards draws on the many and richly varied accounts of death in the writings of Roman historians, poets, and philosophers, including Cicero, Lucretius, Virgil, Seneca, Petronius, Tacitus, Tertullian, and Augustine, to investigate the complex significance of dying in the Roman world. Death in the Roman world was largely understood and often literally viewed as a spectacle. Those deaths that figured in recorded history were almost invariably violent--murders, executions, suicides--and yet the most admired figures met their ends with exemplary calm, their last words set down for posterity. From noble deaths in civil war, mortal combat between gladiators, political execution and suicide, to the deathly dinner of Domitian, the harrowing deaths of women such as the mythical Lucretia and Nero’s mother Agrippina, as well as instances of Christian martyrdom, Edwards engagingly explores the culture of death in Roman literature and history.

Spirits of the Dead

Author: Maureen Carroll
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199291071
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An examination of the importance attached to preserving the memory of the dead in the Roman world, and an exploration of the ways in which funerary inscriptions can be used to reconstruct Roman lives. The valuable source material is extensively reproduced, and the discussion is accessible to non-specialists.

The Transformation of the Roman World AD 400 900

Author: Leslie Webster
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520210608
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The fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of what we call the Middle Ages was a period of tremendous change and upheaval in Europe and Byzantium. Focusing on these pivotal five centuries in European history, this wide-ranging study features essays by an international team of distinguished scholars. Their essays survey the most significant aspects of the transition from late Antiquity to the early Middle Ages: the later Roman empire, the barbarian successor states, estates and property, wealth and treasure, production and distribution, death and burial rites, cult and worship, and the transmission of ideas. The essays are accompanied by six shorter chapters based on related exhibitions in museums throughout Europe during 1997, with themes ranging from Roman villas to Scandinavian gold brooches, Byzantine burial practices to medieval Dutch hoards. Handsomely illustrated in both color and black and white, the book also contains a helpful glossary and gazetteer of principal place names.

Death and the Emperor

Author: Penelope J. E. Davies
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292789564
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The role of monuments in the Roman imperial cult.

Death Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity

Author: Jon Davies
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134792727
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In Death, Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity, Jon Davies charts the significance of death to the emerging religious cults in the pre-Christian and early Christian world. He analyses the varied burial rituals and examines the different notions of the afterlife. Among the areas covered are: * Osiris and Isis: the life theology of Ancient Egypt * burying the Jewish dead * Roman religion and Roman funerals * Early Christian burial * the nature of martyrdom. Jon Davies also draws on the sociological theory of Max Weber to present a comprehensive introduction to and overview of death, burial and the afterlife in the first Christian centuries which offers insights into the relationship between social change and attitudes to death and dying.