Caracalla Erased Hated Brother’s Memory Using Damnatio Memoriae

Geta Dying in his Mother's Arms by Jacques Pajou. His death at the hands of Caracalla has been remembered due to the subsequent use of damnatio memoriae to erase him from public memory. Source: Public domain

We’ve all had issues with family at one time or other. But the lengths taken by the Roman emperor Caracalla really take the biscuit.



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