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    seen in the way that he goes after his stepson and wife’s lover, Theodosius. Once he is told of what has been going on, he orders his men to get rid of Theodosius (Page43). However, Belisarius was known to have mood swings and to command his followers on a whim. His men knowing this did not follow through with the order to get rid of Theodosius (Page43). They are also many examples of Antonina acting and reacting out of emotion, and how these reaction affect those around her. One such example can be seen after Belisarius tried to get rid of Theodosius. When she heard that Constantine had said, “If I’d been in your shoes, I should have got rid of the woman rather than the youngster” (Page43) she reacted out of emotion. She was able to hold on to her dislike of Constantine until the right moment. Once Antonina was able to convince her husband that she did nothing wrong, she was able to get her revenge on Constantine. She did this by cutting out his tongue and throwing it to sea, and then later convincing her husband to kill him (Page44). To continue on, there are also many different example of how Justinian and Theodora mistreated the people under their rule. He portrayed Justinian as someone who would take other people’s wealth and property, all the while killing anyone who go in his way. He furthered this portrayal of Justinian, by going so far as to say that Justinian was a demon in human form. He mentions that a few people had been witness to seeing Justinian change forms…

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    images because, to him, they were like books for illiterate; they had a pedagogical purpose. The Pope did not address the veneration of images because there was a laissez-faire approach to making and venerating icons in the West. This controversy reached its height under the reign of Leo’s son Constantine V who had a brilliant intellect and was a critic of icons. He wanted a sophisticated iconoclast theology developed rather than the vague policies of his father. Constantine circulated his…

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    In today’s world we have the Bible to help inspire the awe that Jesus brought to Earth. However, at the time Jesus didn’t have these tools, he used the miracles of saving and curing, as well as teachings like The Good Samaritan to inspire people to follow him. When it was time for Jesus to be crucified, his 12 apostles continued to spread the words he left behind. This has come to be known as apostolic succession. This really helped to have more people invest in the Christian lifestyle of that…

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    belonging and equality, even it only through religion. Roman aristocratic women’s only role at the time was to bear and nourish children. Their role in the household made them the most influential character in the life of their children. This means that eventually, one boys grew up they will become Christians within the aristocratic society and will have influence within their class. One of these influential mothers was the mother of Constantine the Great. The Roman soldier Constantine became…

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    Constantine and his Role in the Rise of Christianity Constantine reflected on previous emperors seeing that worshiping multiple Gods was just an artful deception. He wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps as a Christian, so he prayed to God to reveal to him who he truly was. He saw a chi-rho of light in the heavens bearing the inscription, “By this symbol you will conquer.” While he was sleeping the night before the Battle of Milvian, the Christ of God appeared to him with the same sign;…

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    Christianity, starts out with only the population of Jews, expand into Romans, Muslims, and other culture groups in the past twenty centuries. With Paul spreading Jesus’s words to the gentiles, the Roman has killed thousands of Christian because they see Christians as rebels and want the Roman Empire to fall, which leads to the great persecution in 303. After Constantine take over, he later legalizes Christianity as Romans accept Christianity, which resulted in the Edict of Milan in 313 (Cohen…

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    brief review of the literature and research leading up to the topic at hand many scholars take different views. Some just examine before the Christian Church and what the economy and lifestyle was like for a prostitute. Others look at the influence of the Christian Church on philosophical mindset change. Each is a critical note to understanding how prostitution changed with the installation of the Christian Church. In ancient Rome, the society started as practicing paganism. In fact, many of…

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    The reason why Christians persecuted in the early centuries after Christ was because the beliefs values and practices were against and was at odds with the Roman culture; it created tension which eventually led to persecution. The Christians did not give ritual sacrifices like the Romans did. The Romans understood that their gods but the God that the Christians believed and worshipped. The Romans believe the gods would protect their Empire from destruction if they honored and sacrificed the…

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    Byzantine Empire Byzantine Empire started around 330 AD. The Byzantine Empire is the most impressive civilization we learned in World History I because they have interesting education skills, important religion, and skilled achievements. First, Education is the most important during the Byzantine Empire because they had Roman and Greek grammar and literature to help the students understand. Another reason why education was important because Monasteries and private tutors were helpful to kids…

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    “The Relationship Between Religion and Empire” Throughout 300BCE-1000CE, within many empires, leaders relied on their beliefs and traditions as a way to rule over their empires. Constantine, who was heavily influenced by Christianity, sought protection and guidance through his knowledge in Christian beliefs and traditions. Some rulers, such as the Caliph Umar II, sought to endorse their religion as the main belief of their culture despite ruling over diverse communities. Later on, this idea of…

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