Death in Ancient Rome
By Valerie Hope
Published November 7th 2007 by Routledge – 288 pages
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 with in Roman society.
Introduction 1. Death and Dying 2. Grief, Sorrow and Mourning 3. Funerals 4. Wills 5. The Cemetery 6. Afterlife, Souls and Spirits
Valerie M Hope is Lecturer in the Department of Classical Studies at the Open University. Her main research interest is Roman social history, focusing on Roman funerary customs and funerary monuments. Her previous publications include Constructing Identity: The Roman Funerary Monuments of Aquileia, Mainz and Nimes (2001) and Death and disease in the Ancient City (2000)