Alan Cameron

in The Last Pagans of Rome

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

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This chapter summarizes the discussions in the book and presents some concluding thoughts. The question of when paganism really, finally, ended depends on a series of further questions, of definition, interpretation, and context. Above all, it depends on constantly changing perceptions of paganism. We should not confuse the end of paganism with the victory of Christianity, nor should we assume that it was active pagan opposition that kept certain pagan practices alive.

Keywords: Roman pagans; paganism; pagan practices; Christianity

Chapter.  9879 words. 

Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World

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