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Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World ,Beate Dignas and R. R. R. Smith

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This book explores how memory intersects with and shapes religious traditions and cultural identities. It discusses how the memory layers that make up ancient history (social, religious, cultural) are represented and refracted in different contexts of the written and material remains of antiquity. Part I looks at religious pasts and the religious present in Greek, Roman, Jewish, and Christian contexts, as well as the visual expression of specific identities, formed and forged over long periods of time. Part II is about defining religious identity and focuses on the apparently homogenous cultur … More

Keywords: Christianity, commemoration, erasure, Greece, Jewish, historical memory, public memory, religious identity, religious memory, Rome
Bibliographic Information
Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199572069
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572069.001.0001


1 Introduction

Part I Religious Pasts and Religious Present
2 Memory and Ancient Greece
3 Sappho Underground
4 Memory and Its Uses in Judaism and Christianity in the Early Roman Empire: The Portrayal of Abraham
5 Statues in the Temples of Pompeii

Part II Defining Religious Identity
6 Rituals and the Construction of Identity in Attalid Pergamon
7 Memory and Authority in the Magical Papyri
8 Epigraphy and Ritual
9 Building Memory

Part III Commemorating and Erasing the Past
10 ‘You shall blot out the memory of Amalek’: Roman Historians on Remembering to Forget
11 The Discovery of Inscriptions and the Legitimation of New Cults
12 Abercius of Hierapolis
13 Defacing the Gods at Aphrodisias



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