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Pagans, Jews and Christians: Athens and Jerusalem - AHIS253

This unit examines the relationship between the Greek, Jewish and Christian traditions from the perspective of 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 from the world, to the conversion of the Emperor Constantine to Christianity in the early fourth century. Via a case study of Roman Egypt and papyrus documents, it looks at Roman and provincial religion in the period; Greek and Roman attitudes to Jews and Christians; and the relationship between Judaism and Christianity.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Malcolm Choat

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): AHIS353, AHST252, AHST352, AHIX253
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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