Pagans and Christians in Late Antique Rome: Conflict, Competition, and Coexistence in the Fourth Century

Pagans and Christians in Late Antique Rome: Conflict, Competition, and Coexistence in the Fourth Century, a volume co-edited by Marianne Saghy, associate professor in CEU’s Department of Medieval Studies, Michele Renee Salzman, professor of ancient history at the University of California and Rita Lizzi Testa, professor of Roman history at the University of Perugia, recounts the findings of the first of two conferences organized by Saghy on the impact of religions and religious change in the ancient world. The book sheds new light on the religious and consequently social changes taking place in late antique Rome. The essays in this volume argue that the once-dominant notion of pagan-Christian religious conflict cannot fully explain the texts and artifacts, as well as the social, religious, and political realities of late antique Rome. Together, the essays demonstrate that the fourth-century city was a more fluid, vibrant, and complex place than was previously thought.
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