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By Dorian Borbonus

Columbarium tombs are one of the such a lot recognizable sorts of Roman structure and likewise one of the so much enigmatic. The subterranean collective burial chambers have many times sparked the mind's eye of contemporary commentators, yet their origins and serve as stay vague. Columbarium Tombs and Collective id in Augustan Rome situates columbaria in the improvement of Roman funerary structure and the ancient context of the early Imperial interval. opposite to past scholarship that regularly translates columbaria basically as monetary burial ideas, Dorian Borbonus indicates that they outlined a group of people that have been buried and honored jointly. a few of the tomb occupants have been slaves and freed slaves, for whom collective burial was once one technique of neighborhood development that counterbalanced their exclusion in Roman society. Columbarium tombs have been hence websites of social interplay that supplied their occupants with a bunch id that, this booklet exhibits, used to be in particular suitable in the course of the social and cultural transformation of the Augustan era.

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