Ambrose and the Usurpation of Arbogastes and Eugenius: Reflections on Pagan-Christian Conflict Narratives

  title={Ambrose and the Usurpation of Arbogastes and Eugenius: Reflections on Pagan-Christian Conflict Narratives},
  author={Michele Renee Salzman},
  journal={Journal of Early Christian Studies},
  pages={191 - 223}
  • M. Salzman
  • Published 11 June 2010
  • History
  • Journal of Early Christian Studies
The usurpation of Arbogastes and Eugenius that resulted in the Battle of Frigidus in 394 remains embedded in pagan-Christian conflict narratives in modern scholarship on the late fourth century. Even scholars who see conflict as the flip side of religious assimilation persist in reading the narratives of the usurpation and Theodosius's victory as evidence for pagan-Christian conflict. An examination of the evidence for these events, including two newly relevant texts—John Chrysoston's Homily 6… 
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