Damnatio memoriae: Negotiating Memory

To break statues, repress rituals and erase memories are powerful weapons in war and political power struggles.  We recognize this phenomenon from the Roman custom of condemnation of elites and emperors after their deaths, and find this again in our own time. 

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Published Dec. 1, 2020 11:26 AM - Last modified Dec. 1, 2020 11:28 AM