Pagan City and Christian Capital: Rome in the Fourth Century

Pagan City and Christian Capital: Rome in the Fourth Century

by John Curran
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199254206

ISBN-13: 9780199254200

Pub. Date: 08/22/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book is a study of the transformation of the landscape, civic life, and moral values of the pagan city of Rome following the conversion of the emperor Constantine in the early fourth century. It examines the effects of the rise of Christianity and the decline of paganism in the later Roman empire.

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This book is a study of the transformation of the landscape, civic life, and moral values of the pagan city of Rome following the conversion of the emperor Constantine in the early fourth century. It examines the effects of the rise of Christianity and the decline of paganism in the later Roman empire.

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ISBN-13:
9780199254200
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/22/2002
Series:
Oxford Classical Monographs Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
389
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1: Topography
1. Emperors, Gods, and Violence in Third-Century Rome
2. Conservator Urbis: Maxentius in Rome
3. Constantine and Rome: The Context of Innovation
4. The Christianization of the Topography of Rome, AD 337-384
Part 2: Society
5. The Legal Standing of the Ancient Cults of Rome
6. Paganism, Christianity, and the Imperial Celebrations in the Circus Maximus during the Fourth Century
7. Jerome, Asceticism, and the Roman Aristocracy, AD 340-410
Towards an understanding of 'Christianization' in Rome

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