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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 394 represents it as the final confrontation between paganism and Christianity. It is indeed widely believed that a largely pagan aristocracy remained a powerful and active force well into the fifth century, sponsoring pagan literary circles, patronage of the classics, and propaganda for the old cults in art and literature. The main focus of much modern scholarship on the end of paganism in ...

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The Last Pagans of Rome
2013, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199959709

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The Last Pagans of Rome
2010, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780199747276


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