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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
William TronzoWilliam Tronzo, Anthony CutlerAnthony Cutler

(σαρκοφάγος, lit. “flesh-eater”), trough-shaped stone coffin in widespread use for burial of the dead up to the late 5th C. Christians first took up the form, which had roots deep in antiquity, in the 3rd C. and decorated it with the imagery of the ... ...

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