Reviving the classical dead: Roman epitaphs to demonstrate social continuity and change concerning married women

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Thompson, Kori
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Loftus, Ariel
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2014-04-25
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Thompson, Kori. 2014. Reviving the Classical Dead: Roman Epitaphs to Demonstrate Social Continuity and Change Concerning Married Women. -- In Proceedings: 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 46
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This research aims to investigate the avenues of continuity and change concerning attitudes toward and virtues attributed to Roman women, both pagan and Christian, from the first to the fifth century C.E. Romans felt it necessary to commemorate their dead by way of monuments and inscriptions. Analysis of the plethora of funerary epitaphs from this period reveals how the various streams of continuity and change affected female social status, religious placement, and allows us to gain a deeper understanding of a social group that was often left voiceless.

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Presented to the 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 25, 2014.
Research completed at Department of History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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Wichita State University. Graduate School
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GRASP
v.10
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