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

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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)
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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.
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