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Aspects of Death and the Afterlife in Greek Literature

George Alexander Gazis and Anthony Hooper

Abstract

The concept of the afterlife has always been prominent in both Greek literature and modern scholarship alike. The fate of man after his/her allotted time has come to an end has a central position in poetry, philosophy and religion, often leading to questions and answers as to how one can best live one’s life, and how can one deal with the burden of mortality that is inherent in every human being. The Greeks devoted a considerable amount of their literary production in an attempt to answer these questions through a variety of different media, whereas similar concerns appear to have been at the ... More

Keywords: death, afterlife, eschatology, hades, mortality, ancient religion, philosophy, ancient greek literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781789621495
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621495.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Alexander Gazis, editor

Anthony Hooper, editor

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