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Death-Ritual and Social Structure in Classical Antiquity

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In this innovative book Dr Morris seeks to show the many ways in which the excavated remains of burials can and should be a major source of evidence for social historians of the ancient Graeco-Roman world. Burials have a far wider geographical and social range than the surviving literary texts, which were mainly written for a small elite. They provide us with unique insights into how Greeks and Romans constituted and interpreted their own communities. In particular, burials enable the historian to study social change. Ian ...

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Death-Ritual and Social Structure in Classical Antiquity
1992, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521376112

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