Visualizing the Afterlife in the Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt
Venit, Marjorie Susan.

Visualizing the Afterlife in the Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt

Venit, Marjorie Susan.


Personal Author
Venit, Marjorie Susan.

Physical Description
xvii, 268 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 29 cm

"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.

Subject Term
Tombs -- Egypt.
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.

Geographic Term
Egypt -- Antiquities.
Egypt -- History -- Greco-Roman period, 332 B.C.-640 A.D.
Egypt -- Ethnic relations -- History -- To 1500.
Egypt -- Religious life and customs.

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University LibraryBook0342357DT62 .T6 V46 2016Central Campus LibraryCentral Campus Library