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The Last Pagans of Rome$
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Alan Cameron

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199747276

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747276.001.0001

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From Constantius to Theodosius

From Constantius to Theodosius

(p.33) 2 From Constantius to Theodosius
The Last Pagans of Rome

Alan Cameron

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses why Gratian changed his policy toward Roman paganism, Gratian's repudiation of the ancient pagan title of pontifex maximus, Theodosius and the cults of Rome, Theodosius's anti-pagan legislation, Eugenius and the state cults, and Proiectus and the “temple of Hercules”. It argues that there is no serious evidence that Eugenius revoked or modified in any way the anti-pagan measures of either Gratian or Theodosius.

Keywords:   Roman paganism, Gratian, pontifex maximus, Theodosius, Eugenius, Proiectus, temple of Hercules

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