3 edition of Galerius and the Will of Diocletian found in the catalog.
|Statement||Taylor & Francis Group|
|Publishers||Taylor & Francis Group|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 69 p. :|
|Number of Pages||71|
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At the behest of his court, Diocletian acceded to demands for universal persecution. Romanus would be executed on November 18, 303. For the first two centuries of its existence, Christianity and its practitioners were unpopular with the people at large. Oxford University Press, 2014,p. ; Deighton Bell and Co publishers, Cambridge, 1876; page 63. The Church in Ancient Society: From Galilee to Gregory the Great. Eusebius, De Martyribus Palestinae L 1. Martyrdom and Memory: Early Christian Culture Making.
On 20 December 303, Diocletian cut short his stay in Rome and left for the north. According to one report that Barnes calls "plausible, if unverifiable", 660 Christians were killed in Alexandria alone between 303 and 311. Barnes, Constantine and Eusebius, 22; Williams, 176. Journal of Early Christian Studies. New York: Columbia University Press. Native Egyptian deities saw no revival, nor was the sacred used.
Barnes, Constantine and Eusebius, 20—21. Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph. 3ff; Barnes, Constantine and Eusebius, 22.
Diocletian himself was surrounded by an anti-Christian clique. Africa had produced martyrs even in the years immediately prior to the Great Persecution. Galerius assumed the consular fasces in 308 with Diocletian as his colleague. Its preamble insists that it is every emperor's duty to enforce the sacred precepts of Roman law, for "the immortal gods themselves will favour and be at peace with the Roman name.
What followed Marcellinus's act of traditio, if it ever actually happened, is unclear.
For the first time, Maximinus issued a law which offered comprehensive toleration and the means to effectively secure it.
The document seems only to have been promulgated in Galerius's provinces.