Death and Burial in the Roman World
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Description: Never before available in paperback, J. M. C. Toynbee's study is the most comprehensive book on Roman burial practices. Ranging throughout the Roman world from Rome to Pompeii, Britain to Jerusalem--Toynbee's book examines funeral practices from a wide variety of perspectives. First, Toynbee examines Roman beliefs about death and the afterlife, revealing that few Romans believed in the Elysian Fields of poetic invention. She then describes the rituals associated with burial and mourning: commemorative meals at the gravesite were common, with some tombs having built-in kitchens and rooms where family could stay overnight. Toynbee also includes descriptions of the layout and finances of cemeteries, the tomb types of both the rich and poor, and the types of grave markers and monuments as well as tomb furnishings.
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Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 10/4/1996
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Illustrations|
|Roman Beliefs about the Afterlife. Cremation and Inhumation|
|Funerary Rites and the Cult of the Dead|
|The Layout of Cemeteries and Ownership of Tombs. Walled Cemeteries. Funerary Gardens|
|Selected Types of Tombs I|
|Selected Types of Tombs II|
|Gravestones and Tomb Furniture|
|Sources of Illustrations|