By Michele Renee Salzman
In this richly illustrated booklet, Michele Renee Salzman establishes that the traditions of Roman paintings and literature have been nonetheless a great deal alive within the mid-fourth century. Going past this research of precedents and style, Salzman additionally experiences the Calendar of 354 as a mirrored image of the realm that produced and used it. Her paintings finds the ongoing value of pagan gala's and cults within the Christian period and highlights the increase of a good aristocratic Christianity that mixed pagan and Christian practices. Salzman stresses the main function of the Christian emperors and imperial associations in helping pagan rituals. Such rules of accomodation and assimilation led to a steady and comparatively peaceable transformation of Rome from a pagan to a Christian capital.