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MEMENTO MORI : what the romans can tell us about death.

Author: PETER JONES
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified], ATLANTIC Books, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A revealing and entertaining guide to how the Romans confronted their own mortality and the problems of old age, from the author of Veni, Vidi, Vici.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: PETER JONES
ISBN: 1786494809 9781786494801
OCLC Number: 1030487924
Contents: 1: Lifespan 2: Young versus old: a brief digression 3: The death of children 4: The trials of old age 5: Facing up to death 6: Exemplary and ignominious deaths 7: Cicero's De Senectute: 'On Old Age' . 8: Death and burial 9: Epitaphs and the afterlife 10: Epilogue: Memento Mori

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An enjoyable, engaging and educational book that makes ancient attitudes on mortality accessible to us all. * Lucia Marchini, Minerva * An often amusing, always illuminating, guide which offers an Read more...

 
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