We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Roman Tombs and the Art of Commemoration: Contextual Approaches to Funerary Customs in the Second Century CE by Barbara E. Borg

The history of funerary customs in Rome contains many unanswered questions and controversial debates, especially concerning the significant developments of the second century CE. In this book, distinguished historian Barbara E. Borg employs the full range of material and written evidence to explore four key questions that change our view of Roman society and its values. For the first time, senatorial burial practices can be reconstructed and contrasted with those of other classes. Borg then explains the change from incineration to inhumation as a revival of old Roman mores that accelerated after the example set by Hadrian. In the third chapter, she argues that tombs became prime locations for promoting and displaying long family lines among the elite, which then inspired freedmen to undertake similar commemorative practices. Finally she explores the association of deceased persons with the divine and apotheosis through portraits on divine body shapes and temple tombs.

Buy Roman Tombs and the Art of Commemoration: Contextual Approaches to Funerary Customs in the Second Century CE by Barbara E. Borg from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781108472838
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 179mm x 22mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Apr-2019
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Roman Tombs and the Art of Commemoration: Contextual Approaches to Funerary Customs in the Second Century CE by Barbara E. Borg

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Roman Tombs and the Art of Commemoration: Contextual Approaches to Funerary Customs in the Second Century CE book by Barbara E. Borg and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


A Preview for this title is currently not available.