New PDF release: Visualizing the Afterlife in the Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt

By Marjorie Susan Venit

misplaced in Egypt's honeycombed hills, distanced via its western barren region, or rendered inaccessible through next city career, the enormous adorned tombs of the Graeco-Roman interval have obtained little scholarly cognizance. This quantity serves to redress this deficiency. It explores the narrative pictorial courses of a bunch of adorned tombs from Ptolemaic and Roman-period Egypt (ca.300 BCE–250 CE). Its target is to acknowledge the tombs' commonalities and transformations throughout ethnic divides and to figure out the reason that lies at the back of those connections and dissonances. This ebook units the tomb courses inside their social, political, and non secular context and analyzes the way within which the multicultural inhabitants of Graeco-Roman Egypt selected to barter loss of life and the afterlife.

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