Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 November 2000

416 Pages

ISBN: 9780198152781

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Pagan City and Christian Capital

Rome in the Fourth Century

John R. Curran

A Clarendon Press Publication

Oxford Classical Monographs

Using analytical, literary, and legal evidence Dr. Curran explains the way in which the landscape, civic life, and moral values of Rome were transformed by complex and sometimes paradoxical forces, laying the foundation for the capital of medieval Christendom. Through a study of Rome as a city he explores the rise of Christianity and the decline of paganism in the later Roman empire.