Death, Burial, and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • List of Plates ix
  • Preface and Acknowledgements xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - Death in the Ancient Near East 23
  • 1 - Osiris and Isis 27
  • 2 - Zoroaster, Ahura Mazda and Ahriman 40
  • 3 - Canaanites and Mesopotamians 47
  • 4 - Mere Texts or Living Realities? 60
  • Part II - From Caves and Rock-Cut Tombs to Judaism 69
  • 5 - The General Archaeology of the Ancient Near East 71
  • 6 - Judaism 84
  • 7 - Burying the Jewish Dead 95
  • 8 - Good Luck with Your Resurrection! 110
  • Part III - Romans and Greeks 125
  • 9 - Roman and Greek Philosophies of Death 127
  • 10 - Roman Religion and Roman Funerals 139
  • 11 - Ovid’s ‘ever-Varying Forms’ 155
  • 12 - Ovid’s ‘bonds of Love and Duty’ 167
  • Part IV - Christians, Martyrs, Soldiers, Saints 187
  • 13 - Christian Burial 191
  • 14 - The Nature of Martyrdom 201
  • Appendix 221
  • Bibliography 225
  • Index 240
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