Saghy and Co-editors Present Pagans and Christians in Late Antique Rome at the Hungarian Academy in Rome

The Hungarian Academy in Rome hosted a presentation of Pagans and Christians in Late Antique Rome: Conflict, Competition, and Coexistence in the Fourth Century, a volume edited by Michele Renee Salzman, professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, Marianne Saghy, associate professor at Central European University, and Rita Lizzi Testa, professor of Roman history at the Universita degli Studi di Perugia, Italy, on September 19. The volume, published by Cambridge University Press, reassesses the historical paradigm of the relationship between pagans and Christians in light of new documents and new approaches relating to Vrbs Roma. It presents a fresh perspective on pagan-Christian conflict and offers new insights into late antique Rome, changing the ways in which modern scholars see Christianity transforming faith, society and culture. The volume was introduced by Arnaldo Marcone, professor at Universita Roma Tre, and the discussion was moderated by CEU alumnus Andras Nemeth (MEDS MA '04, PhD '10).