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Title: Figured tombstones from Macedonia, fifth - first century BC.
Author: Kalaitzi, Myrina
ISNI:       0000 0000 4704 6891
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2007
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The present thesis focuses on Classical and Hellenistic figured tombstones from ancient Macedonia, mainly free-standing stelai and reliefs intended to be incorporated into larger architectural settings. Its aim is to provide a comprehensive study which looks at the tombstones both as part of the sculptural art and painting of Macedonia, as well as a strand of the sources available for the writing of ancient Macedonian social history. The geographical area and the chronological period under study are defined in the Introduction, where prior literature on the subject is also briefly overviewed. The material is then first looked at according to period, discussion focusing on chronological and stylistic groupings, as well as on the norms regarding selfrepresentation: pre-Classical tombstones eCho 2), tombstones of the 5th C. BC eCho 3), tombstones of the 4th C. BC eCho 4), tombstones of the 3rd_l st C. Be eCho 5). The archaeological .context of the tombstones and the evidence provided by their inscriptions are discussed in Ch. 6. The Appendix provides an overview ofthe state of cemeteries excavations in Macedonia up to now, while the tombstones under study are described in detail in the Catalogue.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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