In the midst of a procession of well-known stories is an image marking what's been forgotten. That's most of history, isn't it?
A Life of Seneca
Emily Wilson offers a carefully balanced narrative of Seneca's life that is derived, as it must be, from partial and often contradictory sources.
How the Followers of Jesus Made a Place in Caesar’s Empire
The "Fall of Rome...is not a historical event; it's more akin to a theological idea." So proclaims Douglas Boin, sacking the understanding of early Christian identity that has prevailed since at least the second century.
The rich and fascinating resources explore the first few centuries of Christian art in the context of the culture of Rome and its provinces, imperial religious ceremonies and competing cults.
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