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The 'banquet' motif on the funerary stelai from Demetrias

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This paper discusses tombstones bearing the banquet theme (Totenmahl) from Demetrias in Thessaly. Nearly all carried painted decoration, as was typical for the city, and date to the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC. The introduction presents the evidence concerning their number, discovery, state of preservation and publication. Following this, their typology, iconographical features and epitaphs are discussed. The imagery of the Demetrias tombstones is compared with the evidence from Thessaly and the...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Classics Faculty
Sub department:
Ancient History & Classical Arch
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Author, Editor

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Editor
Publisher:
Peeters Publisher's website
Volume:
16
Pages:
405-480
Series:
Colloquia Antiqua
Host title:
Dining and Death. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the 'Funerary Banquet' in Ancient Art, Burial and Belief
Publication date:
2016-04-25
Acceptance date:
2016-04-22
Source identifiers:
619344
ISBN:
9789042932517
Pubs id:
pubs:619344
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uuid:ceb5bf8a-d80a-4670-a683-430a883cfc5a
Local pid:
pubs:619344
Deposit date:
2016-10-21

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