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Author Venit, Marjorie Susan
Title Visualizing the Afterlife in the Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt / Marjorie Susan Venit, University of Maryland
Imprint New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
book jacket
 傅{21426  WX DT62.T6 V461 2016    AVAILABLE    30530001237353
Descript xvii, 268 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 29 cm
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Note "Lost in Egypt's honeycombed hills, distanced by its western desert, or rendered inaccessible by subsequent urban occupation, the monumental decorated tombs of the Graeco-Roman period have received little scholarly attention. By the early first decade of the twenty-first century none had been subjected to critical analysis or interpretation, and most had largely been ignored. This volume serves to redress this deficiency. It explores the narrative pictorial programs of a group of decorated tombs from Ptolemaic and Roman-period Egypt (ca. 300 BCE - 250 CE). Its aim is to recognize the tombs' commonalities and differences across ethnic divides and to determine the rationale that lies behind these connections and dissonances, as it sets the tomb programs within their social, political, and religious context and analyzes the manner in which the multicultural population of Graeco-Roman Egypt chose to negotiate death and the afterlife"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-253) and index
Subject Egypt -- Antiquities
Tombs -- Egypt
Egypt -- History -- Greco-Roman period, 332 B.C.-640 A.D
Death -- Social aspects -- Egypt -- History -- To 1500
Decoration and ornament -- Egypt -- History -- To 1500
Narrative art -- Egypt -- History -- To 1500
Cultural pluralism -- Egypt -- History -- To 1500
Egypt -- Ethnic relations -- History -- To 1500
Egypt -- Religious life and customs
Alt Title Visualizing the after-life in the tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt
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