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FECHA LÍMITE/DEADLINE/SCADENZA: 01/11/2019
FECHA CONGRESO/CONGRESS DATE/DATA CONGRESSO: 22-23-24-25/06/2020
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Fondazione per le Scienze Religiose Giovanni XXIII (Bologna, Italy)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: European Academy of Religion
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Death played a key role in the ancient societies since it demanded new ways to express the power and identity. Dead lived side by side with the living, either in the vicinity of the city or within its limits, so also in the tomb the social role of the deceased was to be defined, especially by aristocracy.
That was the starting point for the many forms by which social relations were expressed in necropoleis of the ancient world: grave goods, verse or philosophical inscriptions in tombs, istinctive monuments, cult of the ancestors... On the occasion of the forthcoming edited volume by M. Erasmo (2019), A Cultural History of Death: Antiquity, this panel aims to discuss (1) how the social principles were represented, perpetuated and endorsed in the ancient funerary world, and (2) how the deceased was socially and religiously constructed, from his burial, through his recollection, rites in his honour and/or funerary monuments.
Chair: Rafael Barroso-Romero (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Speakers: Rafael Barroso-Romero (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)