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The Most Important Events in European History, I - V century

Posted January 19th, 2018 at 11:45 AM by Valens
Updated January 25th, 2018 at 10:22 AM by Valens

The purpose of this chronology is to list some of the most important events which had great influence on the course of European history.
My initial plan was to start with the first century after Christ and finish with the twentieth, but soon realized that the scope of that task was enormous.
From this reason, I came to the idea of doing separate entries for periods spanning over several centuries, with respect to traditionally accepted periodization of history.
This first...
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Christianity and the Roman Empire, Part Two

Posted August 20th, 2017 at 05:10 PM by Valens
Updated January 25th, 2018 at 01:24 AM by Valens

The Crisis of the Third Century and Roman Religion

The third century had, in many ways, been a tumultuous time for the Roman state. The deep political crisis of Augustus' Principate had many subtle consequences on the overall Roman society and the Classical civilization as a whole.

The problems that would come to trouble the Roman state and people in the third century had surfaced much earlier, arguably during the early Principate already. Nevertheless, following the...
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Christianity and the Roman Empire - Part One

Posted February 8th, 2017 at 12:27 PM by Valens
Updated January 25th, 2018 at 01:47 AM by Valens

Introduction

There has rarely been a question so popular and controversial among historians, researchers, philosophers and theologians, as the relationship between the Roman state and Christianity. Without doubt, the very importance of the matter for the world history makes it a heated, and sometimes even divisive subject among both scholars and laymen.
This blog post will provide my personal perspective on this particularly complex topic. It is not my aim to make it a scholarly
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The First Pogrom

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 12:23 PM by Clodius
Updated August 28th, 2012 at 07:53 AM by Clodius

In the summer or autumn of 38 CE an unprecedented outbreak of anti-Jewish violence erupted in Alexandria, perpetrated by members of the city’s Greek population. This violence was tolerated – indeed endorsed – by the Roman governor, the equestrian prefect Aulus Avillius Flaccus, and this government involvement in the violence is particularly remarkable given Flaccus’ previously unimpeachable conduct as governor and his fair treatment of Alexandria’s well-established and large Jewish community. As...
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The Roman city of Trimuncium

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 04:00 PM by will_bloom
Updated January 23rd, 2012 at 04:08 PM by will_bloom

The Roman city of Trimuncium /witch is the roman name for today's Plovdiv, situated in Bulgaria/ was one of the big cities in this part of the Roman Empire whit a population of 60 000 people. Lucky for us we have a lot of things left from that time.

Ancient Theatre
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It was build in the end of the 1/begining of the 2 century by Ulpii Traian on top of the temple of Bendida. It has 28 roads, the first...
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