Jonathan Edmondson has just published Si muero, no me olvides. Miradas sobre la sociedad de Augusta Emerita a través de la epigrafía funeraria, with the Universidad de Alcalá Press. Jonathan co-wrote it during the Covid confinement over Zoom with three Spanish colleagues: Antonio Alvar Ezquerra (Universidad de Alcalá), José Luis Ramírez Sádaba (Emeritus, Universidad de Cantabria) and Luis Ángel Hidalgo Martín, who is in charge of the archaeological storerooms of the local archaeological unit at Mérida.
The title translates roughly to: When I die, do not forget me. Perspectives on the society of Augusta Emerita based on its funerary epigraphy. In it, we have chosen about 50 epitaphs from the c. 1,000 preserved or known from Mérida to sketch a picture of local society at this Roman colony in the period from its foundation in 25 BC to c. AD 300. Roman imperial administrators, members of the local elite, soldiers and retired veterans, doctors (including one female doctor), immigrants from other parts of the Iberian Peninsula and also from Africa, Italy, Greece and Asia Minor jostle alongside actresses and musicians, tavern-keepers and wetnurses, gladiators, slaves, freedmen and freedwomen.” Congratulations Jonathan!