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Mutilation and transformation : damnatio memoriae and Roman imperial portraiture /

"From the late first century B.C. until the fourth-century A.D., the recycling and destruction of images of emperors, empresses, and other members of the imperial family occurred on a vast scale and often marked periods of violent political transition. This volume catalogues and interprets the...

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Main Author: Varner, Eric R.
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004.
Series: Monumenta Graeca et Romana ; v. 10.
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Online Access: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=167167
Related Items: Print version:: Mutilation and transformation.
Summary: "From the late first century B.C. until the fourth-century A.D., the recycling and destruction of images of emperors, empresses, and other members of the imperial family occurred on a vast scale and often marked periods of violent political transition. This volume catalogues and interprets the sculptural, glyptic, numismatic and epigraphic evidence for damnatio memoriae and ultimately reveals its praxis to be at the core of Roman cultural identity."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (viii, 340 pages, [120] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-305) and indexes.
ISBN: 9781429427470
1429427477
9789004135772
9004135774
ISSN: 0169-8850 ;