Constantine’s Son Crispus and his Image in Contemporary Panegyrical Accounts

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An analysis of the depiction of Constantine's son Crispus in diverse contemporary sources of panegyrical nature (panegyrical speeches, inscriptions, poems, coins and sculpture), from which is concluded that Crispus is mainly used as an indirect way to praise the highest emperor, his father Constantine. Crispus, who was affected by a damnatio memoriae after his execution in 326 BC, hardly does have any panegyrical record on his own account.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImagining Emperors in the Later Roman Empire
EditorsD.W.P. Burgersdijk, A.J. Ross
Place of PublicationLeiden, Boston
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9789004370920
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameCultural Interactions in the Mediterranean; 1


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