Grabbauten in den nördlichen Grenzprovinzen des Römischen Reiches zwischen Britannien und dem Schwarzen Meer, 1.-3. Jahrhundert n. Chr.Monographien des RGZM
Burial structures served not only to commemorate a person, but also to represent the family. The adoption or transformation of Roman status symbols by indigenous people in the provinces is therefore a measure of romanisation. The adaptation of Mediterranean forms can mean a break with indigenous traditions or - on the contrary - in certain selections be an instrument to communicate traditional values and patterns in a contemporary presentational framework.
The study shows where the models came from, which social groups conveyed them and which took them up and even developed them further. Monument topography and architectural types are taken into account as well as the media of epitaphs and sculpture. The differences between the Rhine and Danube provinces are revealing.