Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Glorified Daughters The Glorification of Daughters on Roman Epitaphs
by Kelley, Amanda, M.A., Kent State University, 2013, 104; 1555291
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis looks at over 3,000 inscriptions of unmarried daughters, under the age of 20, during the Roman Empire. It discusses the formulaic ways in which daughters were described on their tombstones based on their age and the Roman virtues valued at the time. It primarily focuses on descriptors, superlatives used, the dedicators who commissioned the work, girls who died before their wedding, and ages of girls which have excesses in the months or days she lived as inscribed on her epitaph.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Harvey, Brian
Commitee: Ehrman, Radd, Harvey, Sarah, Holt, Suzanna
School: Kent State University
Department: Modern and Classical Language Studies
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Ancient languages, Archaeology, Cultural anthropology, Classical Studies, Foreign Language, Womens studies, Ancient history, Individual & family studies
Keywords: Children, Daughters, Dedicators, Inscriptions, Roman, Superlatives
Publication Number: 1555291
ISBN: 9781303874246
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