Spirits of the Dead
Roman Funerary Commemoration in Western Europe
By (author) Maureen Carroll
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Spirits of the Dead by Maureen Carroll
Book DescriptionSpirits 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 in funerary commemoration and even on the differences between funerary traditions of neighbouring towns.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199291076
(240mm x 160mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maureen Carroll
Spirits of the Dead, Paperback (January 2011)
An examination of the importance attached to preserving the memory of the dead in the Roman world, and an exploration of the ways in which funerary inscriptions can be used to reconstruct Roman lives. The valuable source material is extensively reproduced, and the discussion is accessible to non-specialists.
Consuming Passions, Paperback (September 2005)
This multidisciplinary book explores the social practice of dining over 2000 years, examining the archaeological, documentary, material culture, and art historical evidence for the consumption of food and drink in various historical, social, and cultural contexts.
Edinburgh, Hardback (July 2004)
A fresh insight into Edinburgh, a city with one an outstanding literary heritage and connections with some of the world's most famous writers.
Earthly Paradises, Hardback (March 2003)» View all books by Maureen Carroll
This study brings together archaeological and literary evidence surrounding ancient gardens, also examines the tasks and role of gardeners, and assesses the evidence for various types of plants and trees, and for ancient horticultural practices,
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Author Biography - Maureen Carroll
Maureen Carroll is Senior Lecturer in Roman Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield.
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