Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity

ISBN : 9780198822592

Karl Galinsky
432 Pages
135 x 216 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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Ancient Rome provided 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 of a major world civilization, based on an informed engagement with important concepts and issues in memory studies.


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List of Contributors
Karl Galinsky: Introduction
Part I: Memory and Roman Writers
1 Alain Gowing: Memory as Motive in Tacitus
2 Brigitte Libby: Forgetful Theseus and Mindful Aeneas in Catullus 64 and Aeneid 4
3 Jorg Rupke: Knowledge of Religion in Valerius Maximus' exempla: Roman Historiography and Tiberian Memory Culture
Part II: Memory and Roman Emperors
4 Eric Orlin: Augustan Reconstruction and Roman Memory
5 Charles Hedrick, Jr.: Qualis artifex pereo: The Generation of Roman Memories of Nero
Part 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 Space
8 Diana Ng: Monuments, Memory, and Status Recognition in Roman Asia Minor
Part IV: Memory in Roman Religion and Early Christianity
9 Nicola Denzey-Lewis: The Crafting of Memory in Late Roman Mortuary Spaces
10 John Kloppemborg: Memory, Performance and the Sayings of Jesus
11 Jodi Magness: Sweet Memory: Archaeological Evidence of Jesus in Jerusalem
12 Milton Moreland: Moving Peter to Rome: Social Memory and Ritualized Space After 70 CE
Part V: A Perspective from Neuropsychology
13 Ann-Kathrin Stock, Hannah,Gajsar, and Onur Gunturkun: The Neuroscience of Memory

About the author: 

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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