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Paganism in the Roman Empire
"MacMullen...has published several books in recent years which establish him, rightfully, as a leading social historian of the Roman Empire. The current volume exhibits many of the characteristics ofExpand
Enemies of the Roman Order: Treason, Unrest, and Alienation in the Empire
Cato, Brutus, and their succession philosophers magicians astrologers, diviners, and prophets urban unrest the outsiders conclusion. Appendices: famines brigandage.
Judicial Savagery in the Roman Empire
Christianity and Paganism in the Fourth to Eighth Centuries
The slaughter of animals for religious feasts, the tinkling of bells to ward off evil during holy rites, the custom of dancing in religious services-these and many other pagan practices persisted inExpand
Corruption and the Decline of Rome
Some Pictures in Ammianus Marcellinus
Readers of Ammianus are struck by the pattern which certain scenes of greeting follow (21. 10, 1, etc.), in an author who tries so hard to avoid pattern and repetition: a personage approaches a city;Expand