Some Jokes About the Underworld on Greek Vases as Evidence for Debates About the Afterlife

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Erin Thompson

CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Date Written: May 1, 2006

Abstract

My paper today is an attempt to use some painted vases as evidence for a relatively ill-documented area of Greek thought about the afterlife, namely, beliefs about punishments after death. The vases in question have in common a comic or parodic approach to these punishments.

Suggested Citation

Thompson, Erin, Some Jokes About the Underworld on Greek Vases as Evidence for Debates About the Afterlife (May 1, 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2923909 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2923909

Erin Thompson (Contact Author)

CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice ( email )

695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
United States

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