Damnatio memoriae facts for kids
Damnatio memoriae is a Latin practice or phrase that means "condemnation of memory". It means that a person's existence should be cut out of history. Actually, it was never totally achieved. In practice it meant removing the name from official records and monuments. That left plenty of letters and scrolls from which historians have pieced together the information we have.
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Damnatio memoriae of 'Commodus' on an inscription in the Museum of Roman History Osterburken. The abbreviation "CO" was later restored with paint.
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