Alföldi, Andrew (Trans. Harold Mattingly)
Title A CONFLICT OF IDEAS IN THE LATE ROMAN EMPIRE The Clash between the Senate and Valentinian I
Book Condition Very Good- with no dust jacket
Publisher Oxford Clarendon Press 1952
Seller ID 3837
Ex-library copy with usual stamps, call numbers and pocket. Sound copy; 151 pages; The old world of pagan thought and custom, based on the city of Rome, tries to defend itself against the forces of innovation and disruption in the new age....On the one side, the emperor, representing the mass of the citizens...on the other, the senate and aristocracy of Rome, representing the ancient tradition and way of life. The conflict turns round the trials of leading Roman nobles for magical practices-- regarded by them as a permissible maintenance of traditional rites, but by the Emperor as symptoms of disloyalty and dangerous to his person and the state.
Late Antiquity Roman Empire Constantine Valentinian Paganism Early Christianity Theology Classical Greek & Roman