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Spirits of the Dead: Roman Funerary Commemoration in Western Europe
     

Spirits of the Dead: Roman Funerary Commemoration in Western Europe

by Maureen Carroll
 

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Spirits of the Dead examines the importance attached to preserving the memory of the dead in the Roman world, and explores the ways in which funerary inscriptions can be used to reconstruct Roman lives, however fragmentarily and imperfectly. It is the only study to examine epigraphic, historical, and archaeological evidence in order to gain insight into the way

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Spirits of the Dead examines the importance attached to preserving the memory of the dead in the Roman world, and explores the ways in which funerary inscriptions can be used to reconstruct Roman lives, however fragmentarily and imperfectly. It is the only study to examine epigraphic, historical, and archaeological evidence in order to gain insight into the way Romans used funerary texts to establish a dialogue with their own society. Maureen Carroll brings together a large body of material from many geographical areas, shedding light on provincial and regional variation in funerary commemoration and even on the differences between funerary traditions of neighbouring towns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199603992
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Series:
Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Maureen Carroll is Senior Lecturer in Roman Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield

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