For the Romans, the manner of a person's death was the most telling indication of their true character. Death revealed the true patriot, the genuine philosopher, even, perhaps, the great artist--and certainly the faithful Christian. Catharine Edwards draws on the many and richly varied accounts of death in the writings of Roman historians, poets, and philosophers, including Cicero, Lucretius, Virgil, Seneca, Petronius, Tacitus, Tertullian, and Augustine, to investigate the complex significance of dying in the Roman world. ...

Death in Ancient Rome 2015, Yale University Press, New haven

ISBN-13: 9780300217278

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Death in Ancient Rome 2007, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300112085