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.
Originele taal-2English
KwalificatieDoctor of Philosophy
Toekennende instantie
  • Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
  • Voutsaki, Sofia, Supervisor
  • van Nijf, Onno, Supervisor
Datum van toekenning12-dec-2019
Plaats van publicatie[Groningen]
Gedrukte ISBN's978-94-034-2182-7
Elektronische ISBN's978-94-034-2181-0
StatusPublished - 2019

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