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The Monuments to the War Dead in Classical Athens: Form, Contexts, Meanings

POLLY LOW

in Cultures of Commemoration: War Memorials, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264669
eISBN:
9780191753985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264669.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses one of the best-known instances of classical commemoration: the public funeral and collective burial and commemoration of the Athenian war dead. Its particular aim is to ... More


Female Presence: Public Honour and Representation

Emily A. Hemelrijk

in Hidden Lives, Public Personae: Women and Civic Life in the Roman West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190251888
eISBN:
9780190251901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190251888.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses women’s public portrait statues and public funerals. Apart from offering a survey of the statues themselves and their display context, the main focus is on the inscriptions on ... More


The Ritualized Commemoration of War in the Hellenistic City: Memory, Identity, Emotion

ANGELOS CHANIOTIS

in Cultures of Commemoration: War Memorials, Ancient and Modern

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264669
eISBN:
9780191753985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264669.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter studies (primarily using epigraphic evidence) the various ways in which wars, both wars of the remote past and more recent conflicts, were present in the ritual life of Hellenistic ... More


Firing Up the Thai Public Sphere: Funerals, Cremations, and Other Celebrations

Richard A. Ruth

in In Buddha's Company: Thai Soldiers in the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834197
eISBN:
9780824870409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834197.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses images of the Queen's Cobra Regiment presented to the Thai public. Before they had even fired a shot, the Thai press had painted these volunteers as national heroes, but not ... More


Networks of Grief and Pride: Yasukuni Shrine in Regional Japan

Akiko Takenaka

in Yasukuni Shrine: History, Memory, and Japan's Unending Postwar

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846787
eISBN:
9780824871628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846787.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 3 examines the popularization of beliefs associated with Yasukuni Shrine in areas far from Tokyo. Two concepts played a key role in the nationalization of the Yasukuni myth. One was the ... More


Mourning

Charity Vogel

in The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the days of mourning for the victims of the New York Express wreck. The bodies of the Angola dead were hardly cleaned, though no one was able to explain why. As wives, ... More


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