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The art of forgetting : disgrace and oblivion in Roman political culture

Author: Harriet I Flower
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2006.
Series: Studies in the history of Greece and Rome.
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Elite Romans periodically chose to limit or destroy the memory of a leading citizen who was deemed an unworthy member of the community. Sanctions against memory could lead to the removal or mutilation of portraits and public inscriptions. The author of this book provides the first chronological overview of the development of this Roman practice - an instruction to forget - from archaic times into the second century  Read more...
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Flower, Harriet I.
Art of forgetting.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006017447
(OCoLC)69594038
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harriet I Flower
ISBN: 9781469603438 1469603438 9780807877463 0807877468
OCLC Number: 646793143
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 400 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; CHAPTER I: Clementis' Hat: The Politics of Memory Sanctions and the Shape of Forgetting; PART I: THE ROMAN REPUBLIC AND GREEK PRECEDENTS; CHAPTER II: Did the Greeks Have Memory Sanctions?; CHAPTER III: The Origins of Memory Sanctions in Roman Political Culture; CHAPTER IV: Punitive Memory Sanctions I: The Breakdown of the Republican Consensus; CHAPTER V: Punitive Memory Sanctions II: The Republic of Sulla; PART II: THE PRINCIPATE FROM OCTAVIAN TO ANTONINUS PIUS; CHAPTER VI: Memory Games: Disgrace and Rehabilitation in the Early Principate. CHAPTER VII: Public Sanctions against Women: A Julio-Claudian InnovationCHAPTER VIII: The Memory of Nero, imperator scaenicus; CHAPTER IX: The Shadow of Domitian and the Limits of Disgrace; CHAPTER X: Conclusion: Roman Memory Spaces; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z.
Series Title: Studies in the history of Greece and Rome.
Responsibility: Harriet I. Flower.

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Provides the chronological overview of the development of the Roman practice - an instruction to forget - from archaic times into the second century CE. This book explores Roman memory sanctions  Read more...

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