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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. Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 159–180.

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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 Section
Copyright Holders: 2016 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/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Classical Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 34324
Depositing User: Emma-Jayne Graham
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2012 09:05
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:40
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