Empire and Apocalypse in Thessaloniki: Interpreting the Early Christian Rotunda

@article{Nasrallah2005EmpireAA,
  title={Empire and Apocalypse in Thessaloniki: Interpreting the Early Christian Rotunda},
  author={L. Nasrallah},
  journal={Journal of Early Christian Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={13},
  pages={465 - 508}
}
  • L. Nasrallah
  • Published 2005
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Early Christian Studies
The monumental Rotunda in Thessaloniki was originally part of the palace complex of the emperor Galerius, who so famously persecuted Christians in the early fourth century. It was converted to a Christian church by the late fourth or early fifth century, a conversion which included the addition of a magnificent mosaic program within the dome of the Rotunda. This article both addresses the question of what this conversion meant and seeks to articulate a method for interpreting the Rotunda's… Expand
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