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Memory and the Roman viewer: looking at the Arch of Constantine

Hughes, Jessica (2014). Memory and the Roman viewer: looking at the Arch of Constantine. In: Galinsky, Karl ed. Memoria Romana: Memory in Rome and Rome in Memory. Supplements to the Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome (10). Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, pp. 103–116.

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Abstract

[About the book]

Concern with memory permeated Roman literature, history, rhetorical training, and art and architecture. This is the first book to look at the phenomenon from a variety of perspectives, including cognitive science. There is no orthodoxy in memory studies and the approaches are both empirical and theoretical. A central issue is: who and what preserved and shaped cultural memory in Rome, and how did that process work? Areas and subjects covered include the Romans' view of the changing physical fabric of the city, monuments (by etymology related to memory) such as the Arch of Constantine, memory and the Roman triumph, Roman copies of Greek sculpture and their relation to memory, the importance of written information and of continuing process, the creation of memory in Republican memoirs and Flavian poetry, the invention of traditions, and the connection of cultural and digital memory.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2013 Regents of the University of Michigan
ISBN: 0-472-11943-5, 978-0-472-11943-1
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetMax Planck 'Memoria Romana' Project, led by Professor Karl Galinksy
Keywords: memory; Rome; Arch of Constantine
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures > Classical Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 36766
Depositing User: Jessica Hughes
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2013 10:56
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:14
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/36766
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