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A Contemporary View of Ancient Factions: A Reappraisal

  title={A Contemporary View of Ancient Factions: A Reappraisal},
  author={Anthony Lawrence Villa Bryk},
I will reassess the scholarship relating to the motivations for the increasingly frequent and destructive riots spearheaded by the circus factions between the 5 th and 7 th centuries CE in the Eastern Roman Empire. My analysis offers a dynamic model that includes many of the models that have been advanced by contemporary historians to explain this phenomenon. While these long-standing models characterize a portion of these riots, none of them adequately account for all of the evidence that… CONTINUE READING


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