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978-0-521-37611-2 / 0521376114

Death-Ritual and Social Structure in Classical Antiquity (Key Themes in Ancient History)

by Morris, Ian

Publisher:Cambridge University Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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The chief purpose of this book is to show how burials may be used as a uniquely informative source for Greek and Roman social history. Burials permit a far wider range of inference and insight than the literary texts produced by and for a narrow social elite, and by studying them in depth Dr. Morris is able to offer new interpretations of social change in Graeco-Roman antiquity. The major interdisciplinary importance of the book lies in its attempt to break down barriers between archaeologists and historians of different societies and cultures.

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