Death And Burial In The Roman World J.M.C. Toynbee

ISBN: 9780500400159

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336 pages


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Death And Burial In The Roman World  by  J.M.C. Toynbee

Death And Burial In The Roman World by J.M.C. Toynbee
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Never before available in paperback, J. M. C. Toynbees study is the most comprehensive book on Roman burial practices. Ranging throughout the Roman world from Rome to Pompeii, Britain to Jerusalem--Toynbees book examines funeral practices from aMoreNever before available in paperback, J.

M. C. Toynbees study is the most comprehensive book on Roman burial practices. Ranging throughout the Roman world from Rome to Pompeii, Britain to Jerusalem--Toynbees book examines funeral practices from a wide variety of perspectives. First, Toynbee examines Roman beliefs about death and the afterlife, revealing that few Romans believed in the Elysian Fields of poetic invention. She then describes the rituals associated with burial and mourning: commemorative meals at the gravesite were common, with some tombs having built-in kitchens and rooms where family could stay overnight.

Toynbee also includes descriptions of the layout and finances of cemeteries, the tomb types of both the rich and poor, and the types of grave markers and monuments as well as tomb furnishings.



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