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By Dorian Borbonus

ISBN-10: 1107031400

ISBN-13: 9781107031401

Columbarium tombs are one of the so much recognizable kinds of Roman structure and likewise one of the so much enigmatic. The subterranean collective burial chambers have time and again sparked the mind's eye of recent commentators, yet their origins and serve as stay vague. Columbarium Tombs and Collective identification in Augustan Rome situates columbaria in the improvement of Roman funerary structure and the ancient context of the early Imperial interval. opposite to prior scholarship that regularly translates columbaria essentially as monetary burial strategies, Dorian Borbonus exhibits that they outlined a neighborhood of people that have been buried and venerated jointly. a number of the tomb occupants have been slaves and freed slaves, for whom collective burial was once one technique of group development that counterbalanced their exclusion in Roman society. Columbarium tombs have been hence websites of social interplay that supplied their occupants with a bunch id that, this ebook indicates, used to be in particular correct through the social and cultural transformation of the Augustan period.

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