In this seminar we will discuss Athenian funerary culture in three ways; first, the context for burials and practice. Second, the depiction of funerary practices on painted pottery. And third, the depiction of women on grave stele.
Please choose one of the following topics and research the suggested areas. Please feel free to pick up additional themes. Everyone will be expected to contribute to the seminar discussion.
The Kerameikos & Funerary Practice - CONTEXT
Oliver, G.L. (ed.) The Epigraphy of Death: Studies in the History and Society of Greece and Rome (Liverpool, 2000)
Reeder, E.L. (ed.) Pandora: Women in Classical Greece (Baltimore, 1995)
Stears, K., ‘Dead Women’s Society: Constructing female gender in Classical Athenian funerary sculpture’ in N. Spencer (ed.) Time, Tradition, and Society in Greek Archaeology: Bridging the “Great Divide” (London, 1995) 109-131
Stears, K., ‘Death Becomes Her: Gender and Athenian Ritual’ in S. Blundell and M. Williamson (eds.) The Sacred & the Feminine in Ancient Greece (London, 1998) 113-127
Stears, K., 'The Times They Are A'Changing: Developments in Fifth-Century Funerary Sculpture' in G.L. Oliver (ed.) The Epigraphy of Death: Studies in the History and Society of Greece and Rome (Liverpool, 2000) 25-58