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By Eric R Varner

The condemnation of reminiscence inexorably altered the visible panorama of imperial Rome. Representations of 'bad' emperors, corresponding to Caligula, Nero, Domitian, Commodus, or Elagabalus have been sometimes reconfigured into likenesses of effective successors or respected predecessors. then again, images might be bodily attacked and mutilated or perhaps achieved in effigy. From the past due first century B.C. till the fourth century A.D., the recycling and destruction of pictures of emperors, empresses, and different participants of the imperial kin happened on an unlimited scale and infrequently marked sessions of violent political transition. This quantity catalogues and translates the sculptural, glyptic, numismatic and epigraphic facts for "damnatio memoriae" and eventually unearths its praxis to be on the middle of Roman cultural id.

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