This class is intended to give you an overview how ancient funeral and burial practices have influenced our own funerary customs today. Studying burial customs, gravestones, and tombs can also tell us much about a society’s past. Such things can speak for the dead. For example, they can give us an idea of what they did in life, or we may learn what they may have died from or what they believed would happen to them after they died. The class will highlight the customs and myths of Greece and Rome that have had an influence on our funeral art and our ideas of death and interment today. We will also look at the burial practices, graves, and tombs of several other ancient cultures. Join me to learn some Latin phrases and abbreviations that are commonly found on tombstones, as well as the different types of ancient and modern cemeteries that exist.