How did the images and possible deification of recently deceased Roman emperors come into being? How were they forgotten?
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Quanta Roma fuit ipsa ruina docet
Many visitors, when they see the ruins of ancient Rome, feel admiration for its past greatness, but also grief over the present devastation.
“historgs” – History as Multiple Identification
Similar to “cyborgs,” “historgs”, as in “historical organisms”, exist and result from the fusion of the present and past. These synthetic forms appear in…
Historia Magistra Vitae? The Banality of Easy Answers
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) caused a debate. Alexander Demandt’s hypothesis: the fall of the Roman Empire provides immediate historical lessons for today’s migrant crisis which must no longer be ignored.