The Greek Way of Death Paperback – 5 Jul 2001
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"Presents a great deal of interesting material clearly and attractively... this enjoyable and attractive book has done much to get Death away from the cemetery and put it back where the Prayer Book tells us it is to be fouind 'in the midst of life'. Robert Parker, JACT Review... a rich and remarkably complex collection of the abundant but scattered literary, artistic and archaeological evidence on death in the ancient world. Jon D Mikalson, American Historical Review... can be recommended to the Greekless reader and the classicist alike for its concentration of ancient testimonia unencumbered by theory and laced with good sense... a book I have already recommended to students. Sarah P Morris, Phoenix" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
ROBERT GARLAND is Professor of Classics at Colgate University, New York. He is the author of many books, including most recently Celebrity in Antiquity: From Media Tarts to Tabloid Queens (Duckworth 2006), Julius Caesar (Bristol Phoenix Press 2004), Surviving Greek Tragedy (Duckworth 2004), The Daily Life of the Greeks (Greenwood Press, 2nd edn 2008), The Eye of the Beholder: Deformity and Disability in the Graeco-Roman World (Duckworth 1995), and Religion and the Greeks (Bristol Classical Press 1994).
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There are seven chapters.
1. The Power and Status of the Dead.
3. The Funeral
4. Between Worlds
5. Life in Hades.
6. The Special Dead.
7. Visiting the Tomb.
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