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Remembering Rome: memory, funerary monuments and the Roman soldier

Hope, Valerie M. (2003). Remembering Rome: memory, funerary monuments and the Roman soldier. In: Williams, Howard ed. Archaeologies of remembrance: death and memory in past societies. New York, USA: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, pp. 113–140.

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This paper highlights some of the memory strategies employed in the Roman world, focusing in particular on funerary monuments and the cemetery. How was the memory of the dead promoted and to whom was this important? A case study of the tombstones of the Second Augustan legion seeks to recreate the roles of these particular monuments and explores how the military cemetery served to promote both individual and collective memory.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-306-47451-4, 978-0-306-47451-4
Keywords: army; memory; military; monuments; remembrance; rituals; Roman; Rome; soldiers; text; tombstones; social memory;
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Art History, Classical Studies, English and Creative Writing, Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 2445
Depositing User: Valerie Hope
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 10:43
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