The Greek Way of Death

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"Hardly any aspect of Greek culture is as revealing as its way of confronting human mortality and its observances in relation to the dead. Using historical and anthropological approaches and sources both visual and written, Garland describes the extensive and elaborate funerary rituals performed by the Greeks for their dead from the time of Homer to the fourth century B.C." "Death for the Greeks was not an instantaneous event, rather a process or passage which required strenuous efforts on the part of the living to ensure that the dead achieved
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Overview

"Hardly any aspect of Greek culture is as revealing as its way of confronting human mortality and its observances in relation to the dead. Using historical and anthropological approaches and sources both visual and written, Garland describes the extensive and elaborate funerary rituals performed by the Greeks for their dead from the time of Homer to the fourth century B.C." "Death for the Greeks was not an instantaneous event, rather a process or passage which required strenuous efforts on the part of the living to ensure that the dead achieved full and final transfer to the next world. The central questions which this book attempts to answer are: the extent to which death was a preoccupying concern among the Greeks; the feelings with which the individual may have anticipated his death; the nature of the bonds between the living and the dead; and the light shed by burial practices upon characteristic elements of Greek society. While the beliefs of ordinary Greeks about their ordinary dead form the book's central focus, there is also a chapter on 'special dead' - the unburied, murderers and their victims, children, and suicides."--BOOK JACKET.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801495281
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1988
  • Series: 7/22/2002
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.65 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface
List of Illustrations
1 The Power and Status of the Dead 1
2 Dying 13
3 The Funeral 21
4 Between Worlds 38
5 Life in Hades 48
6 The Special Dead 77
7 Visiting the Tomb 104
Conclusions 121
Chronology of Greek Burial 124
Glossary 128
Notes 133
Bibliography 172
Supplementary Bibliography 183
General index 189
Index locorum 196
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