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Hades Hus: Topografi och arkitektur i den antika grekiska och romerska underjorden
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper looks to examine the topographical and architectural elements of the Greco-Roman underworld Hades during antiquity. Previous research has investigated either the Greek or Roman authors in order to investigate the topography and architecture of the underworld. The well preserved orphic gold tablets have shed some light to the topographical and architectural elements of the underworld but modern research have concluded that these describe the entrance to the underworld. The Greco-Roman mentality on maps and physical places have been an essential aspect in the study of the topography and architecture of the underworld due to the fact that ancient authors have possibly been inspired by this mentality. In this thesis the ancient authors, both Greek and Roman, have been put into a chronological context to establish the topography over the Greco-Roman Underworld and describe the changes that occur over time between the different authors during antiquity. The results are then used to make a connection between the author’s interpretations and the mentality of maps and physical places.    

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2016. , 27 p.
Keyword [sv]
Topografi, arkitektur, underjorden, Hades, karta, mentalitet
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Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-297164OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-297164DiVA: diva2:940992
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Available from: 2016-06-22 Created: 2016-06-21 Last updated: 2016-06-22Bibliographically approved

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