Tag: the spread of christianity

Classical Corner: A Comet Gives Birth to an Empire

08/21 | In the Greco-Roman world, there is ample evidence that celestial objects, their movements and occasional surprise appearances not only inspired awe and wonder, but in some cases directly influenced mythology,   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice.

Classical Corner: The Antonine Plague and the Spread of Christianity

03/13 | In 166 C.E., the Roman Empire was at the zenith of its power. The triumphant Roman legions, under the command of Emperor Lucius Verrus, returned to Rome victorious after having   Read more…

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Doctors, Diseases and Deities: Epidemic Crises and Medicine in Ancient Rome

01/07 | In this lecture presented at The Explorers Club in New York, Sarah Yeomans examines a recently excavated archaeological site that has substantially contributed to our understanding of what ancient Romans   Read more…

Posted in Daily Life and Practice, Video.


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