Monumenta Graeca et Romana: Mutilation and transformation : damnatio memoriae and Roman imperial portraiture

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BRILL, 1. jan. 2004 - 340 sider
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The condemnation of memory inexorably altered the visual landscape of imperial Rome. Representations of 'bad' emperors, such as Caligula, Nero, Domitian, Commodus, or Elagabalus were routinely reconfigured into likenesses of victorious successors or revered predecessors. Alternatively, portraits could be physically attacked and mutilated or even executed in effigy. From the late first century B.C. until the fourth century A.D., the recycling and destruction of images of emperors, empresses, and other members of the imperial family occurred on a vast scale and often marked periods of violent political transition. This volume catalogues and interprets the sculptural, glyptic, numismatic and epigraphic evidence for "damnatio memoriae" and ultimately reveals its praxis to be at the core of Roman cultural identity.
  

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Innhold

Chapter Two Caligula Milonia Caesonia andJulia Drusilla
21
Chapter Three Nero and Poppaea
46
Chapter Four OtherJulioClaudians
86
Chapter Five A D 69
105
Chapter Six Domitian
111
Chapter Seven Commodus Lucilla Crispina and Annia Fundania Faustina
136
Chapter Eight The Severans A D 193235
156
Chapter Nine The Later Third Century 235285
200
Chapter Ten The Early Fourth Century
214
Catalogue of Mutilated and Altered Portraits
225
andJulia Mammaea
275
Bibliography
289
Index of Museums and Collections
307
General Index
317
List of Illustrations and Photo Credits
335
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Populære avsnitt

Side 295 - Halfmann, Itinera principum. Geschichte und Typologie der Kaiserreisen im Römischen Reich, Stuttgart 1986, 167, der nicht herangezogen wurde.
Side 299 - The Events of the last months of Nero, from the revolt of Vindex to the accession of Galba, in Num Chron 1953; A.
Side 299 - The Temple of the Imperial Cult at Luxor," in Archaeologia, XCV (1953), p.
Side 290 - Damnatio memoriae umgearbeitete Nero- und Domitiansporträts: Zur Ikonographie der flavischen Kaiser und des Nerva.
Side 289 - Die Kinder des Kaisers Claudius. Zu den Porträts des Tiberius Claudius Britannicus und der Octavia Claudia: MDAI(R) 98, 1991, 373-395.

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Om forfatteren (2004)

Eric R. Varner, Ph.D. (1993) in Classics, Yale University is Assistant Professor of Art History and Classics, Emory University. He has published on Roman portraits, including the catalogue From Caligula to Constantine: Tyranny and Transformation in Roman Imperial Portraiture (Atlanta, 2000).

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