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The Ancient Roman Afterlife
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Charles King
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-10 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

In ancient Rome, it was believed some humans were transformed into special, empowered beings after death. These deified dead, known as the manes, watched over and protected their surviving family members, possibly even extending those relatives’ lives. But unlike the Greek hero-cult, the worship of dead emperors, or the Christian
The Ancient Roman Afterlife
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Charles King (Professor of history)
Categories: Cults
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

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The Living and the Dead
Language: en
Pages: 1086
Authors: Charles William King
Categories: Future life
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher:

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Death in Ancient Rome
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Valerie Hope
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-11-13 - Publisher: Routledge

Presenting a wide range of relevant, translated texts on death, burial and commemoration in the Roman world, this book is organized thematically and supported by discussion of recent scholarship. The breadth of material included ensures that this sourcebook will shed light on the way death was thought about and dealt
Death in Ancient Rome
Language: en
Pages: 273
Authors: Valerie M. Hope
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Psychology Press

"The sources include literary evidence such as poetry, letters and philosophy, as well as epitaphs and other inscriptions, along with visual material of, in particular, funerary monuments and cemeteries." "This varied evidence collectively builds a vivid picture of how people died, were buried, commemorated and remembered, and what the living