Twilight 201
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Antony Augoustakis, Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Episodes of death, elaborate ritual, and burial abound in Flavian epic poetry. In this talk, I examine the episodes that describe a “fake” funeral to investigate the strong ties between burial, lament and civil war. In particular, female lament is opposed to and complements male grief, as lamentation becomes a vessel for letting out the darkest side of human predisposition towards despotism.

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Classics & Classical Studies

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