Cultural memories in the Roman Empire

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Summary

  • "Fifteen essays address the cultural artifacts of ancient Rome through the lens of memory studies, bringing together such diverse disciplines as art and archeology, history, religion, literature, sociology, media studies, and neuroscience"--Provided by publisher.

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Kaleidoscopes and the spinning of memory in the eastern Roman Empire / Susan Alcock -- Monument and memory in Ancient Greece and Rome: a comparative perspective / Rachel Kousser -- The mnemology of empire and resistance: memory, oblivion, and periegesis in imperial Greek culture / Tim Whitmarsh -- Honorific statues and the formation of a Roman memoryscape in the later Roman Empire / John Weisweiler -- Ritual and memory: Hellenistic ruler cults in the Roman Empire / Carlos Noreña -- Cultural memory, religious practice, and the invention of tradition: some thoughts on philostratus's account of the cult of palaemon / Jaś Elsner -- Shaping the memory at early Christian cult sites: conspicuous antiquity and the rhetoric of renovation at Rome, Cimitile-Nola, and Poreč / Ann Marie Yasin -- The Homeric Memory Culture of Roman Ilion / C. Brian Rose -- From the individual to the collective: memory practices on religious sites in Roman Britain / Zena Kamash -- Looking for memories in the Roman West: a case study from Iberia / Alicia Jiménez -- Kings from the deep: the Lydian Lakes and the archaeological imagination / Felipe Rojas -- Mars and memory / Greg Woolf -- Conflict, culture, and concord: some observations on alternative memory in Ancient Rome / Steven Rutledge -- The multivalence of memory: the tetrarchs, the Senate, and the Vicennalia monument in the Roman Forum / Elizabeth Marlowe
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