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Memory in Ancient Rome and Early Christianity

Karl Galinsky


Memory studies has been one of the fastest growing fields of research in recent decades across many disciplines, such as the humanities, social sciences, media studies, and cognitive science. Mirroring this interdisciplinarity, this collection, focusing on the role of memory in ancient Rome and early Christianity, brings together perspectives on literature, history, archaeology, and religion. It does so on the basis of informed engagement with important concepts and issues in memory studies instead of using terms like ‘collective’, ‘social’, and ‘cultural memory’ as standard tropes. That engag ... More

Keywords: memory in Rome, memory in early Christianity, memory studies and classics, social memory, cultural memory, memory and history, collective memory, Maurice Halbwachs

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198744764
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744764.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

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

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Karl Galinsky

Part I Memory and Roman Writers

Part II Memory and Roman Emperors

5 Qualis Artifex Pereo

Charles W. Hedrick, Jr.

Part III Roman Honorific Statues: Memory or Just Honour?

6 In the Web of (Hi-)Stories

Karl-J. Hölkeskamp

Part IV Memory in Roman Religion and Early Christianity

11 Sweet Memory

Jodi Magness

12 Moving Peter to Rome

Milton Moreland

Part V A Perspective from Neuropsychology

13 The Neuroscience of Memory

Ann-Kathrin Stock, Hannah Gajsar, and Onur Güntürkün