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Death-Ritual and Social Structure in Classical Antiquity
by Ian Morris
Burials permit a far wider range of inference and insight than the literary texts produced by and for a narrow social elite. The primary purpose of this text is to reveal how they may be used as unique informative sources of Greek and Roman social history.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by Cambridge University Press
(first published January 1st 1992)
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for my death & the afterlife in the ancient world class. a clear, useful introduction to greek and roman death rituals. morris' style is informal but he makes good use of serious scholarship. his analysis of a rhodesian cemetery is a good wrap-up that neatly aligns his thinking and his methods into an understandable conclusion.