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By Geoffrey de Ste. Croix, Michael Whitby, Joseph Streeter

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This quantity brings jointly seven seminal papers through the nice radical historian Geoffrey de Ste. Croix, who died in 2000, on early Christian issues, with a unique specialise in persecution and martyrdom. Christian martyrdom is a subject which inspires prepared photos of inhumane persecutors faced via Christian heroes who perish for the immediate yet win the long term conflict for recognition. In 5 of those essays Ste. Croix scrutinizes the facts to bare the numerous function of Christians themselves, first as volunteer martyrs and later, after the triumph of Christianity within the early fourth century, as organizers of even more potent persecutions. A 6th essay pursues the query of the keep watch over of Christianity via a entire examine of the context for one of many Church's most vital and divisive doctrinal judgements, on the Council of Chalcedon (AD 451); the most important position of the emperor and his senior secular officers is printed, opposite to the existing interpretation of Church historians. eventually the attitudes of the early Church in the direction of estate and slavery are reviewed, to teach the divide among the Gospel message and genuine perform.

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53 Sherwin-White, ‘The Early Persecutions and Roman law again’, 210. 54 ‘Early Christians’ (below, Ch. 3, p. 133–8). 55 I have quoted from D. Frankfurter, Religion in Roman Egypt: Assimilation and Resistance (Princeton, 1998), 5–6; see also R. Lane Fox, Pagans and Christians (Harmondsworth, 1986), 33; J. B. Rives, Religion and Authority in Roman Carthage: From Augustus to Constantine (Oxford, 1995); H. Cancik and J. ), Ro¨mische Reichsreligion und Provinzialreligion (Tu¨bingen, 1997); T. Kaizer, The Religious Life of Palmyra: A Study of the Social Patterns of Worship in the Roman Period (Oriens et Occidens 4; Stuttgart, 2002).

333–60, at 346–9. 97 See, for instance, George Cornewall Lewis, An Essay on the Government of Dependencies (London, 1841); 2nd edn. by C. P. Lucas (Oxford, 1891), 111–34. 98 Murray, ‘Ancient History, 1872–1914’, 348–9. D. 170 at 173–7 and 185–90. , although he attributes his late 2nd-cent. ’; The Church in the Roman Empire at 443–80, esp. 449. Hardy ended his Christianity and the Roman Government at ad 195 without comment, while both Last and Sherwin-White stayed within similar temporal boundaries.

1. Thus the privileged classes would become liable to torture and the more savage punishments normally reserved for the lower orders. [See also P. Oxy. xxxi 2601. On the relationship between social status and punishment, citing the distinction between the treatment of citizens and aliens in the pogrom at Lyon in 177 ce, see P. Garnsey, ‘Legal Privilege in the Roman Empire’, Past and Present, 41 (1968), 3–24, at 19–20, repr. in M. I. ), Studies in Ancient Society (London, 1974), 141–65, at 160–1; also F.

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