Roman Death: The Dying and the Dead in Ancient Rome

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An original study of the role and rituals of death in Roman civilization.
Death never ceases to fascinate the living and in roman society, where the mortality was high, people were forced to confront the brevity of life and the impact of death. What did death mean and symbolize to the Romans? What does ‘roman death' tell the modern reader about ancient society?
This accessible and engaging book ranges from suicides, funeral feasts, necromancy and Hades to mourning, epitaphs and posthumous damnation. Impressive in its broad scope and fascinating in the level of detail, Valerie Hope presents the first survey to study death in ancient Rome in such an approachable and authoritative style.

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Dr Valerie Hope is a Lecturer in the Department of Classical Studies at the Open University.

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'A comprehensive survey of attitudes to dying in Rome ... Valerie Hope takes us on a journey that starts with attitudes to mortality, through death scenes and funerals, and ends with mourning and commemorations of the dead.' - BBC History Magazine

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