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Author Carroll, Maureen.

Title Spirits of the dead : Roman funerary commemoration in Western Europe / Maureen Carroll
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 331 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Oxford studies in ancient documents
Oxford studies in ancient documents.
Contents Memory and commemoration -- Anonymity, violation, and memory loss -- Selecting a monument -- Conveying a message --Causes of death -- Family and household -- Mapping population movement -- Social mobility and social change -- Death on earth, life in heaven
Summary "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." "Readership: archaeologists, ancient historians, classicists."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-321) and index
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Subject Epitaphs -- Rome.
Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Rome.
Sepulchral monuments -- Rome.
Europe, Western -- Antiquities, Roman.
Rome -- Social conditions.
Rome -- Social life and customs.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006019813
ISBN 0191516198 (electronic bk.)
9780191516191 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)