Inscribing Sorrow

Inscribing Sorrow

Fourth-century Attic Funerary Epigrams

eBook - 2008
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Fourth-century Attic grave epigrams reflect a transitional phase in the evolution of the genre of epigram. They testify to a shift of interest towards social issues such as the family, the deceased's age and profession. In a turbulent period of restlessness and uncertainty that followed the devastating Peloponnesian war, the commemoration of the departed in private monuments became an effective mechanism of displaying publicly a new set of social concerns. It is within these contexts that special emphasis has been put on the composition of sepulchral epigrams, their gradual autonomization and s.
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : W. De Gruyter, Ă2008
ISBN: 9783110211658
3110211653
9781282197084
1282197088
9783110201321
3110201321
3110201321
9783110201321
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 368 pages)

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