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Bioarchaeology of Classical KamarinaLife and Death in Greek Sicily$
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Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813061122

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813061122.001.0001

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Death and Burial in the Greek World

Death and Burial in the Greek World

(p.18) 1 Death and Burial in the Greek World
Bioarchaeology of Classical Kamarina

Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver

University Press of Florida

Chapter 1 is devoted to background and contextual material. It provides an overview of death rituals and burial practices in the Greek world, which includes customs derived from the mainland as well as the colonies. Special attention is given to the topics of funerary rituals, festivals of the dead and beliefs in the afterlife.

Keywords:   Death, burial practices, Greek, funerary rituals, afterlife

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