History and Silence: Purge and Rehabilitation of Memory in Late Antiquity
The ruling elite in ancient Rome sought to eradicate even the memory of their deceased opponents through a process now known as damnatio memoriae. These formal and traditional practices included removing the person's name and image from public monuments and inscriptions, making it illegal to speak of him, and forbidding funeral observances and mourning. Paradoxically, howe...more
Hardcover, 366 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by University of Texas Press
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Professor, Humanities Division, University of California Santa Cruz