Legislation against the Christians

@article{Barnes1968LegislationAT,
  title={Legislation against the Christians},
  author={Timothy D. Barnes},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  year={1968},
  volume={58},
  pages={32 - 50}
}
  • T. Barnes
  • Published 1 November 1968
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
The modern bibliography on the subject of the juridical basis of the persecutions of the Christians in the Roman Empire before 250 is vast, contentious—and in large part worthless. For no-one has yet attempted to gather together in a small compass and to scrutinize without preconceptions all the primary evidence for specific actions or legal enactments of the Senate or of emperors before Decius which directly concerned the Christians, or which were directly rendered necessary by them. Ulpian… 

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