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By Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

This publication bargains a chain of in-depth stories of the ideals, attitudes, and rituals surrounding loss of life in old Greece, from the Minoan and Mycenean interval to the top of the classical age. Drawing on quite a lot of evidence--from literary texts, to inscriptions, to photographs in art--Sourvinou-Inwood sheds gentle on many key, nonetheless complex, features of Greek lifestyles, fable, and literature. She additionally appears on the challenge of "reading" this fabric in the context of our personal culturally-determined beliefs.

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