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Remembering to mourn: personal mementos of the dead in ancient Rome

Hope, Valerie (2011). Remembering to mourn: personal mementos of the dead in ancient Rome. In: Hope, Valerie and Huskinson, Janet eds. Memory and Mourning: Studies on Roman Death. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 176–195.

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This chapter explores the role that objects, especially portrait images and jewellery, played in both memorialising the dead and facilitating mourning in the Roman world. Through objects the dead were given a continuing physical presence for the bereaved. The epitaph of Allia Potestas, is used as starting point to investigate how mourning and memory could be centred on domestic, every day acitivities, as well as the Roman cemetery.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2011 Not known
ISBN: 1-84217-990-X, 978-1-84217-990-1
Keywords: Rome; death; commemoration; memory; mourning; portraits; jewellery
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: 30508
Depositing User: Valerie Hope
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2011 10:26
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 10:43
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