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Coming back to life : the permeability of past and present, mortality and immortality, death and life in the ancient Mediterranean

Author: Frederick S. Tappenden, Carly Daniel-Hughes
Source: Directory of Open Access Books
Publisher: McGill University Library & Archives
ISBN: 9781770962224
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The lines between death and life were neither fixed nor finite to the peoples of the ancient Mediterranean. For most, death was a passageway into a new and uncertain existence, and many perceived the deceased to continue to exercise agency among the living. Even for those more skeptical of an afterlife, notions of