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dc.date.created2017-02-28 01:10
dc.date.issued2016-10-24
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dc.description.abstractFollowing the theory of “memory culture ” promoted by Jan Assmann, we can note that every society has its cultural foundation in a monumental past, in which that society selects and interprets past events to legitimize its own contemporary values and behavioral norms.1 While hermeneutics focuses on understanding by analyzing the texts of memorable events, “memory culture ” investigates the conditions that enable these texts to be continually relevant. This paper examines the use in Roman art of the stories surrounding the city’s origins and attempts to document an ever changing use of the past to redefine what the city of Rome, the Urbs Roma, meant to different generations of the Roman elite. The primary focus is on the 4th and 5th centuries, a period marking the transformation of Rome from a Classical to a Christian society, when scenes commemorating Rome’s foundation ultimately disappear from the repertoire of art. The conclusion addresses the basic question why or what essentially happens when a society no longer finds its past relevant to its present and future. Two major figures, Aeneas and Romulus, dominate the legendary history recounting the foundation of ancient Rome. By the 2nd century B.C.E and then throughout the imperial
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dc.titleThe Changing Concept of Urbs Roma in Late Antiquity: Rome’s Foundation Legends as Represented in the Arts of the 4th and 5th Centuries
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