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Bustum
(106 words)

[German version]

The term already defined in the  Tabulae duodecim (Cic. Leg. 2, 64) as ‘tomb’ was, according to Paul. Fest. 6, 78; 25,3; 27,11 and Serv. Aen. 11,201, the place where the corpse was cremated and the remains buried, whilst the place where dead bodies were actually burnt was generally known as  ustrinum . There is a lot of archaeological evidence of this type of funeral.

 Burial

Bibliography

T. Bechert, Röm. Germanien zwischen Rhein und Maas, 1982, 244-246

M. Struck (ed.), Römerzeitliche Gräber als Quellen zu Rel., Bevölkerungsstruktu…

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Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “Bustum”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 02 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e221870>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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