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Pagans, Jews and Christians: Athens and Jerusalem - AHIS253

This unit studies the relationship between the Greek, Jewish and Christian traditions from the perspective of the inheritors of the classical tradition, Rome. It examines the ways the Roman state reacted to Jews and Christians from the second to the fourth centuries – from the time when Christianity first came to Rome's attention, through attempts by Rome to remove it (violently or otherwise) from the world, to the 'triumph' of Christianity in the fourth century. It looks at developments in Roman and provincial religion in the period; the Roman responses to Jews and Christians; and the relationship between Judaism and Christianity. We begin and end with Tertullian's question, "What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?".

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus dates: None)

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Malcolm Choat

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): AHIS353, AHST252, AHST352
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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