Arguments Against The Pantheon
The building’s very name can speak for itself. “Pan,” which means all; and “theo,” which means god, when put together, translate, quite literally, to “All gods.” This fact stands to represent the fair amount of religious tolerance exercised by the Romans.
One could argue that the Romans fiercely persecuted Christians in the third century. This, however, is a very small instance in …show more content…
Perhaps, this could point to the desirability of old ways amongst Europeans later on. Possibly, one could argue, the Pantheon represents a case study in how “innovation” can, in many ways, mean “reservation” or “restoration.” Though the politics, religion, and social order of Europe changed; some still wanted to hold on to the old way of doing things, as opposed to building a new temple and worshipping there. However, this cannot be applied to all people of the time, for some chose to desecrate such buildings. Even if the structures were not purposefully neglected, they were, often, unintentionally spurned as a result of a simple lack of funds. During the early days of these buildings’ post-Roman history, Europe had certainly lost much of its former glory. The political unity Europe experienced during the Roman Empire quickly faded into oblivion following the sacking of Rome, in 476 CE, by