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Memory and mourning : studies on Roman death

Author: Valerie M Hope; Janet Huskinson
Publisher: Oxford [UK] ; Oakville [CT] : Oxbow Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Death is a life crisis; a time of change and transformation, for the dead and the bereaved. Thus how dying, death and death rituals are used, described, presented and interpreted is fundamental to any society. This volume includes ten chapters, from expert contributors, which explore funerary rituals and commemoration in the Roman world, focusing upon the themes of memory and mourning. How were the memories of the
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie M Hope; Janet Huskinson
ISBN: 9781842179901 184217990X
OCLC Number: 696942389
Description: xxiv, 200 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "Goodbye, Livia" : dying in the Roman home / David Noy --
Memory and materiality : re-embodying the Roman funeral / Emma-Jayne Graham --
Gender and Roman funeral ritual / Darja Šterbenc Erker --
Death Ritual and burial practice in the Latin love elegists / Luke B.T. Houghton --
"The sole glory of death" : dying and commemoration in Dionysius of Halicarnassus / Clemence Schultze --
"Causa ante mortua est quam tu natus es" : aspects of the funeral in Cicero's Pro rabirio perduellionis reo / Eleanor Brooke --
Bad deaths, better memories / Janet Huskinson --
"The mourning was very good" : liberation and liberality in Roman funerary commemoration / Maureen Carroll --
Poetic monuments : grief and consolation in Statius Silvae 3.3 / Jean-Michel Hulls --
Remembering to mourn : personal mementos of the dead in ancient Rome / Valerie M. Hope.
Responsibility: edited by Valerie M. Hope and Janet Huskinson.

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This book explores the themes of memory and mourning from the Roman deathbed to the Roman cemetery, drawing subject matter from the literature, art, and archaeology of ancient Rome.  Read more...

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