Damnatio Memoriae: Destruction and Disgrace in Antiquity

The downfall of tyrants and traitors in the Roman world was often celebrated by the destruction of statues, inscriptions, and even coins, but can the past ever truly be forgotten?

May 28, 2020By Kieren Johns, MA Classics & Ancient History, BA History & Ancient History
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By Kieren JohnsMA Classics & Ancient History, BA History & Ancient HistoryKieren is a UK based contributing writer currently studying for a PhD in Classics and Ancient History, investigating the representation and authority of the Severan emperors. He is passionate about sharing his interest in the past with as many people as possible. Away from his research, Kieren is also interested in arts, literature, and travel.