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Did early Medieval literature encourage Christians to pursue political leadership?

There was little emphasis on early Christian literature in the later times of the Roman empire and the early Medieval period on political leadership. One of the main writers in this time in history was St. 509 more words

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The Gladiators Swore by Vegetables

Barley and vegetables gave the gladiators a protective layer of fat.

The Roman gladiators ate almost only barley and vegetables. This shows in a survey of skeletons from a number of graves found in the city of Ephesus in Turkey today. 169 more words


Augustine’s view of Christianity’s role in history

Augustine of Hippo was a Christian writer who lived in the 4th and 5th centuries AD. He wrote many important works, including The City of God, Confessions, and others. 478 more words

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The importance of the doctrine of hell to the martyrs

When the Roman empire told everyone in the empire to worship the emperor or their other gods, the early Christians refused to do so. Because of this, the Roman officials would execute many Christians who resisted these decrees. 488 more words

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Rome's Soldiers in the Later Empire

The reign of the Emperor Septimius Severus marked a dramatic shift in the organization and structure of the Roman army.

By Pat Lowinger

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Debod, a Ptolemaic temple in Madrid

The Templo de Debod was once located in the south of Egypt, in Lower Nubia, very close to the first cataracts and to the religious centre dedicated to the Goddess Isis, on Philae Island. 362 more words

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"Ancient Roman Soldier with Ornate Belt Discovered in UK Grave" Live Science

“A simple grave in a Late Roman cemetery holds a remarkable find: a middle-age man wearing an ornate belt covered with images of dolphins and dogs.” 11 more words

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