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Columbarium tombs and collective identity in Augustan Rome, Dorian Borbonus, University of Dayton

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Columbarium tombs and collective identity in Augustan Rome
Title
Columbarium tombs and collective identity in Augustan Rome
Statement of responsibility
Dorian Borbonus, University of Dayton
Title variation
Columbarium Tombs & Collective Identity in Augustan Rome
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Columbarium tombs are among the most recognizable forms of Roman architecture and also among the most enigmatic. The subterranean collective burial chambers have repeatedly sparked the imagination of modern commentators, but their origins and function remain obscure. Columbarium Tombs and Collective Identity in Augustan Rome situates columbaria within the development of Roman funerary architecture and the historical context of the early Imperial period. Contrary to earlier scholarship that often interprets columbaria primarily as economic burial solutions, Dorian Borbonus shows that they defined a community of people who were buried and commemorated collectively. Many of the tomb occupants were slaves and freed slaves, for whom collective burial was one strategy of community building that counterbalanced their exclusion in Roman society. Columbarium tombs were thus sites of social interaction that provided their occupants with a group identity that, this book shows, was especially relevant during the social and cultural transformation of the Augustan era
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UkCbUP
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Borbonus, D.
Dewey number
726/.8093763
Index
index present
LC call number
NA6141
LC item number
.B67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tombs
  • Architecture and society
  • Group identity
  • Urn burial
  • Rome
Label
Columbarium tombs and collective identity in Augustan Rome, Dorian Borbonus, University of Dayton
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Studying columbaria as a historical phenomenon -- 2. Tradition and innovation in the architectural design of columbaria -- 3. Making and breaking the rules: the use and evolution of columbaria -- 4. Reading between the lines: the vocabulary of columbarium epitaphs -- 5. Finding niches in society: the occupants -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781139381680
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 294 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107031401
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Columbarium tombs and collective identity in Augustan Rome, Dorian Borbonus, University of Dayton
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Studying columbaria as a historical phenomenon -- 2. Tradition and innovation in the architectural design of columbaria -- 3. Making and breaking the rules: the use and evolution of columbaria -- 4. Reading between the lines: the vocabulary of columbarium epitaphs -- 5. Finding niches in society: the occupants -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781139381680
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 294 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107031401
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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