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The eschatological banquet: hidden transcripts in the funerary banquet scenes of the Christian catacombs

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Like most images found in the Christian catacombs of Rome, the banquet scenes came into Christian use after long employment in other Greco-Roman contexts. The funerary banquet frescoes are iconographically similar to the “symposium” motif found in non-Christian contexts, and their Christian meaning would seem at first to be in continuity with others of the type. This continuity has led many to understand the image’s function just this way, as continuous with similar non-Christian uses in an...

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Iliff School of Theology, University of Denver
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