In The Privileges of Death: Images of Immortality in Verse Inscriptions of the Hellenistic and Greco-Roman Periods Andrzej Wypustek provides a study of various forms of poetic heroization that became increasingly widespread in Greek funerary epigram in the 1st-3rd centuries AD.
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Andrzej Wypustek, Ph.D. (1998), University of Wroclaw, Poland, is associate professor of ancient history at the Institute of History of that university. He is the author of a number of scholarly articles and three books on various aspects of ancient history.
"Wypustek's book is provocative and stimulating, and raises further questions (...) The selection of epigrams, many of which not commonly known, is fascinating and a source of pleasure to the reader." Julia Lougovaya-Ast, sehepunkte 13 (2013), Nr. 11 [15.11.2013].
"[T]he book offers a welcome and well-argued alternative view of Hellenistic and Roman funerary epigrams that succesfully questions previous soteriological and eschatological interpretations of the material. (...) Certainly, one of the most pleasant features of this study is the ability of its author always to remain critical without ever appearing dogmatic." Joannis Mylonopoulos, Mnemosyne 67 (2014), 513-517.
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