Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity

Hardcover | January 16, 2016

EditorKarl Galinsky

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What and how do people remember? Who controls the process of what we call cultural or social memory? What is forgotten and why? People's memories are not the same as history written in retrospect; they are malleable and an ongoing process of construction and reconstruction. Ancient Romeprovided much of the cultural framework for early Christianity, and in both the role of memory was pervasive. Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity presents perspectives from an international and interdisciplinary range of contributors on the literature, history, archaeology, and religion ofa major world civilization, based on an informed engagement with important concepts and issues in memory studies. It offers a selective exploration of the wealth of topics which comprise memory studies, and also features a contribution from a leading neuroscientist on the actual workings of thehuman memory.

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What and how do people remember? Who controls the process of what we call cultural or social memory? What is forgotten and why? People's memories are not the same as history written in retrospect; they are malleable and an ongoing process of construction and reconstruction. Ancient Romeprovided much of the cultural framework for early ...

Karl Galinsky is Floyd A. Cailloux Centennial Professor of Classics and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:432 pagesPublished:January 16, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceList of FiguresList of ContributorsKarl Galinsky: IntroductionPart I: Memory and Roman Writers1. Alain Gowing: Memory as Motive in Tacitus2. Brigitte Libby: Forgetful Theseus and Mindful Aeneas in Catullus 64 and Aeneid 43. Jorg Rupke: Knowledge of Religion in Valerius Maximus' exempla: Roman Historiography and Tiberian Memory CulturePart II: Memory and Roman Emperors4. Eric Orlin: Augustan Reconstruction and Roman Memory5. Charles Hedrick, Jr.: Qualis artifex pereo: The Generation of Roman Memories of NeroPart III: Roman Honorific Statues: Memory or Just Honour?6. Karl-Joachim Holkeskamp: In the Web of (Hi)stories: memoria: Monuments and Their Myth-historical 'Interconnectedness'7. Elke Stein-Holkeskamp: Marius, Sulla, and the War over Monumental Memory and Public Space8. Diana Ng: Monuments, Memory, and Status Recognition in Roman Asia MinorPart IV: Memory in Roman Religion and Early Christianity9. Nicola Denzey-Lewis: The Crafting of Memory in Late Roman Mortuary Spaces10. John Kloppemborg: Memory, Performance and the Sayings of Jesus11. Jodi Magness: Sweet Memory: Archaeological Evidence of Jesus in Jerusalem12. Milton Moreland: Moving Peter to Rome: Social Memory and Ritualized Space After 70 CEPart V: A Perspective from Neuropsychology13. Ann-Kathrin Stock, Hannah,Gajsar, and Onur Gunturkun: The Neuroscience of MemoryIndex