Sit tibi terra levis: Funerary cultures in Ancient Rome
When : 2015-06-04 - 2015-06-05
Type : Conference

Convegno in collaborazione con la British School at Rome

04.06. British School at Rome
05.06. Palazzo Massimo alle Terme

This conference addresses the ways in which burials were ordered, organised and
commemorated in Rome in the imperial period. Our focus will be on Rome and the
suburbium. With a strong concentration on the topography of burials we will examine
collective burials, the imagery used in burials, and grave cult, and look at the whole
period from the early empire into the fifth century AD. Our intention is to analyse the
relationships between social groups and burial groups, the ways in which funerary
architecture and burial practice shaped and constrained relationships between the
deceased and the bereaved, and change over time. In particular we hope to examine
how far it is possible to differentiate between social groups from imperial burial


Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo

Largo di Villa Peretti 1
00185 Roma

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