From Polis to Colonia: Death, Burial, and Society in Hellenistic and Roman Patras

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This thesis studies the ways in which people dealt with their dead in ancient Patras, a small Greek polis turned Roman colonia that is situated in the Northwest Peloponnese. Mortuary practices are reconstructed from Late Classical to Early Christian times; the focus is on the Hellenistic and Roman period (ca. 300 BCE-300 CE). The goal of this reconstruction is to come closer to understanding how the changing political, economic, and social circumstances that characterized the period - imperialism and globalization in particular - affected the culture and identity of the local population.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
  • Voutsaki, Sofia, Supervisor
  • van Nijf, Onno, Supervisor
Award date12-Dec-2019
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Print ISBNs978-94-034-2182-7
Electronic ISBNs978-94-034-2181-0
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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