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HERRERA VALENCIANO, Minor. Use of cypress as funeral tree in ancient Rome: a comparative study between the works of Virgil, Lucan, Silius Italicus, Statius and Valerius Flaccus. Káñina [online]. 2017, vol.41, n.2, pp.67-85. ISSN 2215-2636.

The use given to the cypress tree, as element necessary for the development of the funeral, is essential in Ancient Rome. So, no matter if it is to remove the bad smell of the deceased, to indicate that there is a deceased in the house, to place around the pyres, as abundant tree in the underworld or wood for a campfire, the truth is that always the Latin writers mentioned refer to that tree, they do so from a mournful and funerary context.

Keywords : funeral; cypress; death; mourning; Vergil.

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