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Funerary practices

Graham, Emma-Jayne and Hope, Valerie M. (2016). Funerary practices. In: Cooley, Alison E. ed. A Companion to Roman Italy. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 155–180.

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This chapter explores the themes of social hierarchy, the construction of individual or group identity, and memory via an examination of funerary practices in Roman Italy, focusing upon the late Republic and early Empire. It assesses the contribution made by different types of evidence for burial rites, funerals, and funerary monuments. It analyzes the extent of conformity, diversity, and individuality in Italian communities, and the extent to which practices at Rome may have acted as a model.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2013 Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1-4443-3926-5, 978-1-4443-3926-0
Keywords: burial rites; funerals; cemeteries; inhumation; cremation; funerary monuments; epitaphs; Christianity; burial goods; regionality
Academic Unit/Department: 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: 34324
Depositing User: Emma-Jayne Graham
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2012 09:05
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:19
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