Entre monumentum et abolitio : le rôle des images et de leur destruction dans l’art romain

Abstract : The destruction of a monument or image in Ancient Rome was a double-faceted phenomenon: the abolitio memoriae as such, consisting of eradicating any sign of the condemned individual, leaving this absence visible, and its opposite, the memoria of the acts and the visage (imago) of the great man, visible signs of one who was considered an example to follow. The destiny of cities (Cathage, Corinth, Troy) and of men closely linked in Roman culture: civic and familial examples, domestic and funereal, emphasize the necessity of complying with the pietas, under threat of eradication. Thus, the destruction had a moral, educational value, and to achieve this objective, must have been dramatic.
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Martin Galinier. Entre monumentum et abolitio : le rôle des images et de leur destruction dans l’art romain. Perspective - la revue de l'INHA : actualités de la recherche en histoire de l'art, Institut national d'histoire de l'art / A. Colin, 2018, pp.167-173. ⟨10.4000/perspective.11571⟩. ⟨hal-02341891⟩

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