OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Crisis and Ambition: Tombs and Burial Customs in Third-century Ce Rome

ISBN : 9780199672738

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¥24,189
著者: 
Barbara E. Borg
ページ
336 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
195 x 249 mm
刊行日
2013年10月
シリーズ
Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation
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Tombs and burial customs are an exquisite source for social history, as their commemorative character inevitably expresses much of the contemporaneous ideology of a society. This book presents, for the first time, a holistic view of the funerary culture of Rome and its surroundings during the third century AD. While the third century is often largely ignored in social history, it was a transitional period, an era of major challenges - political, economic, and social - which inspired creativity and innovation, and paved the way for the new system of late antiquity. Barbara Borg argues that during this time there was, in many ways, a return to practices known from the Late Republic and early imperial period, with spectacular monuments for the rich, and a large-scale reappearance of collective burial spaces. Through a study of terraced tombs, elite monuments, the catacomb nuclei, sarcophagi, and painted image decoration, this volume explores how the third century was an exciting period of experimentation and creativity, a time when non-Christians and Christians shared fundamental ideas, needs, and desires as well as cemeteries, tombs, and hypogea. Ambition continued to be a driving force and a determining factor in all social classes, who found innovative solutions to the challenges they encountered.

目次: 

PREFACE
LIST OF FIGURES
LIST OF PLATES
ABBREVIATIONS
1. Introduction: The third Century
2. Traditional Cemeteries and Tombs
3. Innovation and New Designs
4. Underground Tombs
5. Long-Term Use and Re-Use
6. Sarcophagi
7. Sarcophagi in Context
8. Interior Decoration
9. Conclusions
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

著者について: 

Barbara E. Borg is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Exeter. She has worked on a wide range of topics, often linking her core subject Greek and Roman art and archaeology with neighbouring disciplines such as Egyptology, Classical Literature, Ancient History, and Geology.

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