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Late Antique Religions
(575 words)

[German Version]

The “Constantinian turn” in 312 ce, after which Christianity and the church were massively promoted by the state, was not matched by a general decline of pagan (polytheistic) cults in Late Antiquity and the centuries immediately following. The 2nd and 3rd centuries had witnessed new religious developments such as the invasion of Eastern cults, worship of the sun, and the increasing popularity of oracles. Now in the 4th century, despite growing imperial pressure (conflict over the altar of Victoria [Q. Symmachus…

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Hahn, Johannes, “Late Antique Religions”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025658>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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