Loading, please wait...

product description page

Visualizing the Afterlife in the Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt (Hardcover) (Marjorie Susan Venit)

Visualizing the Afterlife in the Tombs of Graeco-Roman Egypt (Hardcover) (Marjorie Susan Venit) - image 1 of 1

About this item

"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 ofthe 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"--
Number of Pages: 268
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
Author: Marjorie Susan Venit
Language: English
Street Date: November 30, 2015
TCIN: 50465706
UPC: 9781107048089
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-3189
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.