From Constantius to Theodosius

Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199747276
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199866212 | DOI:
From Constantius to Theodosius

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This chapter discusses why Gratian changed his policy toward Roman paganism, Gratian's repudiation of the ancient pagan title of pontifex maximus, Theodosius and the cults of Rome, Theodosius's anti-pagan legislation, Eugenius and the state cults, and Proiectus and the “temple of Hercules”. It argues that there is no serious evidence that Eugenius revoked or modified in any way the anti-pagan measures of either Gratian or Theodosius.

Keywords: Roman paganism; Gratian; pontifex maximus; Theodosius; Eugenius; Proiectus; temple of Hercules

Chapter.  32188 words. 

Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World

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