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The last pagans of Rome

Alan Cameron

The last pagans of Rome

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christianity and other religions -- Roman,
  • Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600,
  • Christianity and other religions -- Paganism -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600,
  • Paganism -- Relations -- Christianity,
  • Emperors -- Rome,
  • Rome -- History -- Empire, 30 B.C.-476 A.D

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementAlan Cameron.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBR170 .C36 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24099404M
    ISBN 109780199747276
    LC Control Number2010009147
    OCLC/WorldCa553365192

    Flavius Claudius Julianus was the last pagan to sit on the Roman imperial throne (). Born in Constantinople in or , Julian was raised as a Christian, but apostatized, and during his short reign tried to revive paganism, which, after the conversion to Christianity of his uncle Constantine the Great early in the fourth century, began losing ground at an accelerating pace.   Pierre Chuvin's "A Chronicle of the Last Pagans": Book Review. This French professor of Greek provides a poignant, scholarly, yet briskly told survey of the decline of paganism in late antiquity. Roughly the two centuries between Constantine around and Justinian span the erosion of the old beliefs and Roman-sponsored state cults/5(5).


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Alan Cameron's "The Last Pagans of Rome" is a large-scale, learned study of the relationship between Christians and pagans in the late Fourth Century A.D. of the Roman Empire. I was interested in this book because of the insight I thought it would offer on religion and change/5.

Alan Cameron's The Last Pagans of Rome will replace this view with a richly detailed portrait of pagan society during the pivotal fourth and early fifth centuries. The subject of his book is not the conversion of the last pagans but rather the duration, nature, and consequences of their survival/5(2).

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"Alan Cameron's Last Pagans of Rome is one of the best and most important books ever published on the Later Roman Empire or Late Antiquity, and it has profound consequences for our understanding of the culture of the entire Greco-Roman world.

It represents the summation of decades of original contributions by one whose best published work is the equal in quality and significance to that Brand: Oxford University Press.

The Last Pagans of Rome is all about painstakingly and exhaustively dismantling this thesis. As such it is a weighty and fascinating work of scholarship in which the writer brings to bear his decades of experience at the forefront of studies of late antiquity. The last pagans of my title are the nobles of late fourth-century Rome.

Although they spent their days moving between their grand Roman mansions and a variety of suburban villas, the oldest families owned estates all over Italy, North Africa, and many other parts of the empire, thus controlling the lives of hundreds of thousands.

The subject of this book is not the conversion of the last pagans but rather the duration, nature, and consequences of their survival.

By re-examining the abundant textual evidence, both Christian (Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, Paulinus, Prudentius) and "pagan" (Claudian, Macrobius, and Ammianus Marcellinus), as well as the visual evidence (ivory. Pagan Rome resembles these retrospectives, since its twelve chapters (by eleven Italian scholars and one Swiss) are all devoted to a single book.

Unlike the subjects of these other volumes, however, this is a very recent work: Alan Cameron’s monumental The Last Pagans of Rome, published in. Each con. The Last Pagans of Rome. Because of Covid precautions, we are currently limiting book orders to one item per order to ensure that our warehouse team can work safely.

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The Last Pagans of Rome. Rufinus' vivid account of the battle between the Eastern Emperor Theodosius and the Western usurper Eugenius by the River Frigidus in represents it as the final confrontation between paganism.

The subject of this book is not the conversion of the last pagans but rather the duration, nature, and consequences of their survival. By re-examining the abundant textual evidence, both Christian (Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, Paulinus, Prudentius) and pagan (Claudian, Macrobius, and Ammianus Marcellinus), as well as the visual evidence (ivory.

A Chronicle of the Last Pagans is a history of the triumph of Christianity in the Roman Empire as told from the perspective of the defeated: the adherents of the mysteries, cults, and philosophies that dominated Greco-Roman culture.

With a sovereign command of the diverse evidence, Pierre Chuvin portrays the complex spiritual, intellectual, and political lives of professing/5.

more Book Reviews. Five Denarii a Day by P. Matyszak; Enemies of Rome by P. Matyszak; The Last Pagan by A. Murdoch; Philip Matyszak received a doctorate in Roman history from St. John's college at Oxford. He is the author of such books as Chronicles of the Roman Republic, The Enemies of Rome, and Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day.

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Create this book disputes the widely held view that the late fourth century saw a vigorous and determined "pagan reaction" to the take-over of Read more Rating: (not. Anthemius (), one of the last Western Roman emperors; he seems to have planned a pagan revival at Rome.

He was a descendant of Procopius, the relative of Julian. Anthemius gave Messius Phoebus Severus, a pagan philosopher who was a close friend of his, the important offices of Praefectus urbi of Rome, Consul and Patrician. This impressive book is a masterpiece, result of decades of research in the field of Late Antique Literature and History.

1 Alan Cameron provides a sharp and stimulating reassessment of common assumptions about the confrontation between pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity.

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Peada of Mercia (d. ) son of Penda was a pagan until his conversion. Penda of Mercia (d. ), one of the last pagan Anglo-Saxon rulers of England. Radagaisus was a pagan Gothic king. Redbad was the last independent ruler of Frisia. Ragnachar was a Frankish pagan petty king.

Rufinus' vivid account of the battle between the Eastern Emperor Theodosius and the Western usurper Eugenius by the River Frigidus in represents it as the final confrontation between paganism and Christianity. It is indeed widely believed that a largely pagan aristocracy remained a.

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To the Editors. Peter Brown begins his review of Alan Cameron’s The Last Pagans of Rome [NYR, April 7] with the statement that paganism in Rome included a variety of rites and celebrations, practically all of which died out in the fourth and fifth indeed was the story of the public cults that.

BOOK REVIEW The Last Pagans of Rome. By Alan CAMERON. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, Pp. xi + 18 Illustrations. Hardcover, $/£ ISBN ncyclopedic in its learning and relentless in its argument, Alan Cameron’s Last Pagans of Rome is a landmark in late Roman studies.

Cameron’s mis. Insignia of Pagan and Papal Rome. Pope Constantine (). The Bible Code!! 1 (Babylon) 2 (Persia) 3 (Greece) 4 (Rome) =10 Emperor Diocletian (). Reigned from to Emperor Diocletian began the last great pagan persecution in which most of the history of early Christianity was destroyed.

In Diocletian's days the RomanFile Size: 1MB.Thus the old pagan tradition was carried almost to this day. Jonas Trinkunas in his book The Path of the Ancient Religion of Lithuanians mentions that the last adherent of the ancient religion died as recently as Up to this day neighbouring nations would call Lithuanians pagan, because of the remaining traces of ancient customs in daily life.In the seventh chapter, pagan Rome is represented by the “dreadful and terrible” beast with teeth of iron and nails of brass.

Papal Rome is represented by the “little horn” which came out from this beast. In reality, the beast, after the rise of the little horn, is papal Rome, i.e., Rome under the popes.