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By Dorian Borbonus

Columbarium tombs are one of the so much recognizable different types of Roman structure and likewise one of the so much enigmatic. The subterranean collective burial chambers have again and again sparked the mind's eye of contemporary commentators, yet their origins and serve as stay imprecise. Columbarium Tombs and Collective identification in Augustan Rome situates columbaria in the improvement of Roman funerary structure and the old context of the early Imperial interval. opposite to past scholarship that frequently translates columbaria basically as fiscal burial ideas, Dorian Borbonus exhibits 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 group development that counterbalanced their exclusion in Roman society. Columbarium tombs have been therefore websites of social interplay that supplied their occupants with a bunch id that, this booklet indicates, used to be specifically appropriate throughout the social and cultural transformation of the Augustan period.

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