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The Book of Memory, Remembering and Forgetting is a project that brings together a number of student essays of the course Remembering and Forgetting in Imperial Greece and Rome, offered by the Centre for Classical Studies as part of the ANU (Canberra) Bachelor of Arts degree. 

The course focused on the concepts and modes of memory and its erasure in the first two centuries of the Roman Empire. About how people would be remembered or forgotten, about the manipulation and creation of memories such as (amongst other concepts) the well known damnatio memoriae (condemnation of memory).

‘It was a penalty that usually complimented capital punishment and was used regularly throughout the Republican and Imperial period. The specific details of the ‘condemnation of memory’ varied from sentence to sentence but may have included: denial of the act of mourning the individual, destruction of portraits (both public and private), erasure of inscriptions bearing the name of the individual, and confiscation of property (and indeed, demolition of property).’ Extract from the essay Damnatio Memoriae, Remembering and Forgetting in the Roman Empire.

Cover is based on references of the Tomb of Euryces, and inside illustrations use references of the Library of Celsus and the Arch at Palmyra.

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