Aspects of Death in Early Greek Art and Poetry...


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Author  Emily Vermeule
Publisher  University of California Press
Publication Date   September 29, 1981
ISBN  0520044045
Pages  285

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The ancient Greeks devoted a significant portion of their poetic and artistic energy to exploring themes of death. Vermeule examines the facts and fictions of Greek death, including burial and mourning, visions of the underworld, souls and ghosts, the value of heroic death in battle, the quest for immortality, the linked powers of death, sleep, and love, and more.

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