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Title: Table for One
Subtitle: Drinking Alone on Women's Grave Monuments from Roman Celtiberia
Author(s): GREENLAND, F.A.R.
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 6 Date: 2007
A group of funerary monuments from early imperial Spain (Celtiberia) is studied for its unusual pictorial scenes: female figures presiding over banquet scenes. The monuments are assessed for their physical and symbolic significance, with parallels from central Italy and from other western provinces brought in to place the Celtiberian monuments in a wider cultural context. The so-called banquet stelai document how it was that Roman practices were adopted and adapted in one area of the empire, with differing trends for men and women. Normative feminine behaviour, as presented on the Celtiberian and central Italian examples, is of particular interest.