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The Resource Reading death in ancient Rome, Mario Erasmo

Reading death in ancient Rome, Mario Erasmo

Label
Reading death in ancient Rome
Title
Reading death in ancient Rome
Statement of responsibility
Mario Erasmo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"In Reading Death in Ancient Rome, Mario Erasmo considers both actual funerary rituals and their literary depictions in epic, elegy, epitaphs, drama, and prose works as a form of participatory theater in which the performers and the depicters of rituals engage in strategies to involve the viewer/reader in the ritual process, specifically by invoking and playing on their cultural associations at a number of levels simultaneously. He focuses on the associative reading process-the extent to which literary texts allude to funeral and burial ritual, the narrative role played by the allusion to recreate a fictive version of the ritual, and how the allusion engages readers' knowledge of the ritual or previous literary intertexts." "Such a strategy can advance a range of authorial agendas by inviting readers to read and reread assumptions about both the surrounding Roman culture and earlier literature invoked through intertextual referencing. By (re)defining their relation to the dead, readers assume various roles in an ongoing communion with the departed." "Reading Death in Ancient Rome makes an important and innovative contribution to semiotic theory as applied to classical texts and to the emerging field of mortality studies. It should thus appeal to classicists as well as to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in art history and archeology."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Erasmo, Mario
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death in literature
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Mourning customs
  • Latin literature
  • Death in literature
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Latin literature
  • Mourning customs
  • Rome (Empire)
  • Mort
  • Littérature latine
  • Tod
  • Brauchtum
  • Literatur
  • Tod
  • Bestattungsritus
  • Römisches Reich
  • Latein
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
Label
Reading death in ancient Rome, Mario Erasmo
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-252) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Playing dead -- Staging death -- Disposing the dead -- Disposing the dead? -- Animating the dead
Control code
ocn682162489
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814271759
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1681kz9
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)682162489
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Reading death in ancient Rome, Mario Erasmo
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-252) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Playing dead -- Staging death -- Disposing the dead -- Disposing the dead? -- Animating the dead
Control code
ocn682162489
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814271759
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1681kz9
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)682162489
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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