Spirits of the Dead: Roman Funerary Commemoration in Western Europe

Paperback | February 28, 2011

byMaureen Carroll

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Spirits of the Dead examines the importance attached to preserving the memory of the dead in the Roman world, and explores the ways in which funerary inscriptions can be used to reconstruct Roman lives, however fragmentarily and imperfectly. It is the only study to examine epigraphic,historical, and archaeological evidence in order to gain insight into the way Romans used funerary texts to establish a dialogue with their own society. Maureen Carroll brings together a large body of material from many geographical areas, shedding light on provincial and regional variation infunerary commemoration and even on the differences between funerary traditions of neighbouring towns.

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Spirits of the Dead examines the importance attached to preserving the memory of the dead in the Roman world, and explores the ways in which funerary inscriptions can be used to reconstruct Roman lives, however fragmentarily and imperfectly. It is the only study to examine epigraphic,historical, and archaeological evidence in order to...

Dr. Maureen Carroll is Senior Lecturer in Roman Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:February 28, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199603995

ISBN - 13:9780199603992

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Memory and commemoration3. Anonymity, violation, and memory loss4. Selecting a monument5. Conveying a message6. Causes of death7. Family and household8. Mapping population movement9. Social mobility and social change10. Death on earth, life in heaven11. Conclusion

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"Well illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps, this volume explores the significant aspects of life, death and social relationships." --Richard Hingley, British Archaeology