Pagan City and Christian Capital: Rome in the 4th Century
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Pagan City and Christian Capital: Rome in the 4th Century

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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.
Paperback, 389 pages
Published August 22nd 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published October 5th 2000)
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Sean McLachlan
This academic tome is an in-depth look at Rome's architectural and social development in the fourth century AD, a time when paganism was waning and Christianity became the dominant religion.

The first half looks at how the imperial capital, replete with symbols of paganism, slowly transformed into a place of churches and the tombs of martyrs. The second half is social history, looking at the development of the aristocracy of the time and at changing attitudes towards the Roman circus.

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Josiah
Not so much a great read. I gave the book a high rating because it does a very thorough job examining fourth century Rome. If your looking for this specific history then this is excellent.
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