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Death in Ancient Rome

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ISBN-13: 978-0300112085
ISBN-10: 0300112084
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About the Author

Catharine Edwards is professor of classics and ancient  history at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of The Politics of Immorality in Ancient Rome and Writing Rome: Textual Approaches to the City
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (August 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300112084
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300112085
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.3 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,432,995 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Edwards' "Death in Ancient Rome" is a must read for scholars of Roman social history, particularly those interested in death, religion, and rituals.
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Edwards analysis of how the actual act of death was viewed by the ancient Romans (and to a lesser extent, the ancient Greeks) is quite interesting and clearly shows her extensive research. While I enjoyed reading her views on the subject, I could not agree with all of her conclusions. Even so, the book proposes an interesting view of the subject matter and I recommend it to all who are interested in ancient Rome, the sociology of death, and history in general. However, be aware that she tends to repeat herself, which adds a level of tedium to reading the book.
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