Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Death in the Greek World: From Homer to the Classical Age” as Want to Read:
Death in the Greek World: From Homer to the Classical Age
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Death in the Greek World: From Homer to the Classical Age

liked it 3.0  ·  Rating Details ·  5 Ratings  ·  1 Review
In our contemporary Western society, death has become taboo. Despite its inevitability, we focus on maintaining youthfulness and well-being, while fearing death’s intrusion in our daily activities. In contrast, observes Maria Serena Mirto, the ancient Greeks embraced death more openly and effectively, developing a variety of rituals to help them grieve the dead and, in the ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 15th 2012 by University of Oklahoma Press (first published 2007)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Death in the Greek World, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Death in the Greek World

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-13)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Steve Dotson
Apr 25, 2016 Steve Dotson rated it really liked it
Shelves: greek-history
A classics professor recommended this book to me. Mirto covers a range of topics such as beliefs about death/afterlife, mourning, archaeology, and art. The primary and modern scholarly sources are provided.
Brandon Courtney
Brandon Courtney rated it really liked it
Apr 16, 2016
Blokchu rated it it was ok
May 22, 2015
Alex rated it did not like it
Jul 18, 2015
Rachel rated it really liked it
Dec 01, 2015
Ashley marked it as to-read
Jun 01, 2012
Beluosus marked it as to-read
Oct 19, 2012
Ariane Moon
Ariane Moon marked it as to-read
Dec 11, 2014
ann is currently reading it
Jun 10, 2015
Mike Klug
Mike Klug marked it as to-read
Jan 06, 2016
Memes marked it as to-read
May 03, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book