"Reading" Greek Death

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Author  Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood
Publisher  Clarendon Press
Publication Date   December 5, 1996
ISBN  0198150695
Pages  512

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This book offers a series of in-depth studies of the beliefs, attitudes, and rituals surrounding death in ancient Greece, from the Minoan and Mycenean period to the end of the classical age. Drawing on a wide range of evidence--from literary texts, to inscriptions, to images in art--Sourvinou-Inwood sheds light on many key, still problematic, aspects of Greek life, myth, and literature. She also looks at the problem of "reading" this material within the context of our own culturally-determined beliefs.

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