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The Resource Death : antiquity and its legacy, Mario Erasmo

Death : antiquity and its legacy, Mario Erasmo

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Death : antiquity and its legacy
Title
Death
Title remainder
antiquity and its legacy
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Mario Erasmo
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Language
eng
Summary
Personal and yet universal, inevitable and unknowable, death has been a dominant theme in all cultures since earliest times. Remarkably, across the span of several millennia and despite the myriad of cultural profusions since antiquity, we can recognize in the customs of ancient Greece and Rome ceremonies and rituals that have lasting resonance today in both the East and West. For example, preparing the corpse of the deceased, holding a memorial service, the practice of cremation and of burial in "resting places" are all processes that can trace their origin to ancient practices. Such rites, described by Cicero and Herodotus, among others have defined traditional modern funerals. Yet of late there has been a shift away from classical ritual and somber memorialization as the dead are transformed into spectacles. Impromptu roadside shrines, "virtual" memorials, the embalmment of the deceased in the attitude of daily activity, and even firework displays have come to the fore as new modes of marking, even celebrating, bereavement. What is causing this change, and how do urbanization, economic factors, and the rise of individualism play a part? In this book the author explicates and explores the nexus between classical and contemporary approaches to death and interment. From theme funerals in St. Louis to Etruscan sarcophagi, he offers a discussion of the end of life across the ages.--
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Erasmo, Mario
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ancients and moderns series
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  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Greece
  • Rome (Italy)
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Death : antiquity and its legacy, Mario Erasmo
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-170) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Funerals -- Funeral paradigms -- Death on the periphery -- Staging the dead -- Viewing the dead -- Likening the dead -- Animating the dead -- Disposal -- Cremation -- Staging cremations -- Containing the dead -- Burials and secondary disposal -- Location and commemoration -- The dead on the periphery -- The ancient dead on the periphery -- Gates of the living and the dead -- Legacy of Roman tombs -- Neoclassicism -- Cult of the dead -- (Self-) identifying the dead -- Moving memorials -- Visiting the dead -- Drinking and eating with the dead -- Touring the dead
Control code
FIEb17363597
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 188 pages
Isbn
9780195380989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)744978204
Label
Death : antiquity and its legacy, Mario Erasmo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-170) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Funerals -- Funeral paradigms -- Death on the periphery -- Staging the dead -- Viewing the dead -- Likening the dead -- Animating the dead -- Disposal -- Cremation -- Staging cremations -- Containing the dead -- Burials and secondary disposal -- Location and commemoration -- The dead on the periphery -- The ancient dead on the periphery -- Gates of the living and the dead -- Legacy of Roman tombs -- Neoclassicism -- Cult of the dead -- (Self-) identifying the dead -- Moving memorials -- Visiting the dead -- Drinking and eating with the dead -- Touring the dead
Control code
FIEb17363597
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 188 pages
Isbn
9780195380989
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)744978204

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