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H 245 x W 175 mm

132 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white

Published Apr 2017

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784915667

Digital: 9781784915674

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Roman; Croatia; Pannonia; Funerary; Gravestones; Monuments; Epigraphy

Saxa loquuntur: Roman Epitaphs from North-Western Croatia

Rimski epitafi iz sjeverozapadne Hrvatske

By Branka Migotti

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This book examines Roman funerary material from three Roman cities of the south-western regions of the Roman province of Pannonia (modern-day north-western Croatia)



Introduction; 1. Trade and war; 2. Prospects for veterans; 3. The Pannonian military ‘elite’; 4. Centenarians; 5. Slaves; 6. ‘The world of women’ – the Roman woman between self-confidence and patriarchy; 6. ‘The world of women’; 7. Death and mythology; 8. From myth to Christianity; Epilogue; Uvod; 1. Trgovina i rat; 2. Veterani i njihove sudbine; 3. Panonska vojnička „elita“; 4. Stogodišnjaci; 5. Robovi; 6. „Ženski svijet“ – rimska žena izmedu samosvijesti i patrijarhata; 7. Smrt i mitologija; 8. Od mita prema kršćanstvu; Epilog; A selected bibliography / Kratak izbor iz korištene literature; Sources of Images / Izvor ilustracija

About the Author

Branca Migotti was born in Zagreb in 1954 and took the following degrees from the Faculty of Philosophy of the Zagreb University: BA in Archaeology and the English Language in 1978, MA in 1985 and PhD in 1992, both in the field of the early Christian archaeology of Dalmatia. She is currently employed at the Division of Archaeology of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb as a scholarly consultant and Head of the Division, and she is a regular collaborator in the postgraduate study programme ‘Roman and Early Christian Archaeology’ at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb. Her main fields of scholarly interests are early Christianity and the funerary archaeology of Pannonia, with a stress on funerary monuments as evidence for social, material and religious aspects of life in the Roman province.