The Severan Tondo: damnatio memoriae in ancient Rome


A conversation with Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris in front of The Severan Tondo, c. 200 C.E., 30.5 cm, tempera on wood (Altes Museum, Staatliche Museen, Berlin)

 

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More on Damnatio Memoriae

Klaus Forschen, The portraits of Roman emperors and their families,” in The Emperor and Rome: Space, Representation, and Ritual, edited by Björn C. Ewald and Carlos F. Noreña (Cambridge University Press, 2010)

Eric R. Varner, Mutilation and Transformation : Damnatio Memoriae and Roman Imperial Portraiture (Brill 2004)

 

 

Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "The Severan Tondo: damnatio memoriae in ancient Rome," in Smarthistory, July 11, 2020, accessed October 20, 2020, https://smarthistory.org/damnatio-memoriae-in-ancient-rome/.