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Cyprian of Carthage

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246953
eISBN:
9780191600463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246955.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The letters and tracts of Cyprian, bishop of Carthage, are one of the main sources for the history of the Church in the mid‐third century, when the problems of the Roman Empire provoked popular ... More


Esna Martyrs

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt: Volume 2 Nag Hammadi–Esna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774163111
eISBN:
9781617970481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163111.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Esna is attested in ancient Egyptian texts as “Seni,” “Sna” or “Esni” which are derivatives of “Tasn” (Gauthier 1925–32, vol. 5: 38). It is believed that Emperor Hadrian, during his visit to Egypt in ... More


Images of Emperor and Empire

Clifford Ando

in Imperial Ideology and Provincial Loyalty in the Roman Empire

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220676
eISBN:
9780520923720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220676.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter considers the concrete symbol of Roman power and examines the images of emperor and the Roman Empire, focusing on the reign of Claudius Messius Quintus Decius Valerianus. It discusses ... More


Honorius: The Milan Period (395–402)

Tony Honoré

in Law in the Crisis of Empire 379-455 AD: The Theodosian Dynasty and its Quaestors

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198260783
eISBN:
9780191682155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260783.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses an analysis of the 151 laws that were enacted during the Milan Period (395–401). Fragments of these laws survive and allow identification of their respective quaestors: ... More


Persecution and the Ambiguity of Roman Law

D. H. Williams

in Defending and Defining the Faith: An Introduction to Early Christian Apologetic Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190620509
eISBN:
9780190620530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190620509.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter considers the legal status of Christianity before the first imperially initiated persecution under Decius (249–251). Generally speaking, there are a number of ambiguities when it comes ... More


Epic Examples

Nora Goldschmidt

in Shaggy Crowns: Ennius' Annales and Virgil's Aeneid

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199681297
eISBN:
9780191761485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681297.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 investigates the ways in which exemplum – a fundamental way of remembering the past in Roman culture – is exploited by Ennius and Virgil. As a number of fragments quoted by diverse sources ... More


Historical Context: Caracalla to Constantine

Michael Bland Simmons

in Universal Salvation in Late Antiquity: Porphyry of Tyre and the Pagan-Christian Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190202392
eISBN:
9780190202415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190202392.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Setting Porphyrian universalism in its historical, social, political, economic, and cultural milieu, this chapter analyzes the development of universalist notions of salvation specifically in the ... More


Decline and False Renewal: The Third-Century Crisis

Edward J. Watts

in The Eternal Decline and Fall of Rome: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780190076719
eISBN:
9780190076740
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190076719.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The rhetoric of decline, which had largely disappeared from political life by the late Antonine period, came back in the middle third century as political instability prompted new emperors to ... More


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