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By Andreas Alfoldi, Andras Alfoldi

ISBN-10: 0313208360

ISBN-13: 9780313208362

Professor Alfoldi describes the clash within the reign of Emperer Valentinian I among the outdated global of pagan inspiration and customized and the hot order created by way of the conversion to Christianity of Constantine the nice. regardless of Valentinian's noble coverage of tolerance, he seemed the perform of magic through major Roman nobles, which the Senate and aristocracy of Rome thought of applicable upkeep of conventional rites, as disloyalty and hazardous to his individual and to the nation. In Valentinian's reign the fight used to be manifested within the trials of practitioners of magic.

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