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This quantity investigates the archaeology of loss of life and commemoration via thematically associated case stories drawn from the Classical international. those investigations rigidity the approaches of burial and commemoration as inherently social and designed for an viewers, and so they discover the that means and significance hooked up to conserving reminiscence. whereas past investigations of Greek and Roman demise and burial have tended to pay attention to interval- or regionally-specific units of knowledge, this quantity as an alternative makes a speciality of a sequence of topical connections that spotlight vital points of dying and commemoration major to the bigger Classical global. residing during the useless investigates the topic of loss of life and commemoration from a various set of archaeologically trained ways, together with visible reception, precise research of excavated is still, panorama, and post-classical reflections and attracts on artefactual, documentary and pictorial proof. The 9 papers current fresh learn via the various top voices at the topic, in addition to a few clean views. Case reviews come from Thermopylae, the Bosporan state, Athens, Republican Rome, Pompeii and Egypt. As a amassed quantity, they supply thematically associated investigations of key concerns in ritual, reminiscence and (self)presentation linked to demise and burial within the Classical interval. As such, this quantity could be of specific curiosity to postgraduate scholars and teachers with professional pursuits within the archaeology of the Classical international and in addition extra largely, as a resource of comparative fabric, to humans engaged on concerns with regards to the archaeology of demise and commemoration

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The region is ripe for exploring questions of ethnicity, cultural interaction and social identities and it is difficult to describe, let alone understand, without reference to the larger regional and interregional cultural entities with which it interacted. g. Boardman 1980; Cunliffe 1985, 12–37). While such comparisons are important, they implicitly constrain interpretation in a binary framework: ‘ Greek’ and ‘ non-Greek’. More recently, the use of post-colonial approaches in understanding Greek colonisation, with emphasis on consumption, hybridisation, ‘middle ground’ and the possibility for transformation of cultural practices, has shifted attention to more specific contextual understandings that do not rely on straightforward Greek/non-Greek categorisation (Dietler 1995; Given 2004; Malkin 2004; Hodos 2006).

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The earliest are found in the Semibratnie kurgan group, located on a hill near the settlement of Semibratnee, the main Sindian settlement and seat of the Sindic rulers, at the eastern end of the Taman peninsula (Fig. 2, Fig. 8). These seven mounds (the ‘Seven Brothers’ after which the site is named) continued an established tradition of Sindian elite burial. The earliest date to the fifth century BC, and predate the incorporation of the Sindian territory into the Bosporan kingdom. They were most likely the burials of the Sindian rulers and their families.

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