Coming Back to Life in the Ancient Mediterranean: An Introduction
The collected essays in this volume, which have their genesis in a 2014 colloquium held at McGill University and Concordia University, examine the coming back to life thematic in a variety of ancient Mediterranean contexts. Our interests lie in the exploration of how antique communities configured, tested, and actualised the boundaries between past and present, mortality and immortality, death and life. In this introductory essay we define our problematic, outline the scope of analysis, and survey the major themes and contributions of each essay.
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