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The banquet in Palmyrene funerary contexts

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The aim of this study is to examine the range of sociocultural significances that banqueting reliefs had for the people of Palmyra, who commissioned and saw these images, in the first three centuries AD. The paper commences by exploring the various interpretations of what the iconography of reclining to dine meant at Palmyra. It then examines how and why the social level of patrons represented in these reliefs changed over time. These alterations in use are outlined here, because who was repr...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Classics
Subgroup:
Ancient History & Classical Arch
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
Publisher:
Peeters Publishers Publisher's website
Publication date:
2018-08-02
Acceptance date:
2016-08-01
Pubs id:
pubs:952215
URN:
uri:f55de39d-b823-4cbc-b684-213ecc40c55d
UUID:
uuid:f55de39d-b823-4cbc-b684-213ecc40c55d
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pubs:952215

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