Mortuary Variability and Social Diversity in Ancient Greece: Studies on Ancient Greek Death and Burial

Nikolas Dimakis (Editor), Tamara M. Dijkstra (Editor)

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Abstract

Even though, at death, identity and social status may undergo major changes, by studying funerary customs we can greatly gain in the understanding of a community's social structure, distribution of wealth and property, and the degree of flexibility or divisiveness in the apportionment of power. With its great regional diversity and variety of community forms and networks, ancient Greece offers a unique context for exploring, through the burial evidence, how communities developed.Mortuary Variability and Social Diversity in Ancient Greece brings together early career scholars working on funerary customs in Greece from the Early Iron Age to the Roman period. Papers present various thematic and interdisciplinary analysis in which funerary contexts provide insights on individuals, social groups and communities. Themes discussed include issues of territoriality, the reconstruction of social roles of particular groups of people, and the impact that major historical events may have had on the way individuals or specific groups of individuals treated their dead.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherArchaeopress
Number of pages204
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78969-443-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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