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Arycanda Inscription, 311-312 CE

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Arycanda (Lycia). In 311-312, a year before the triumph of Christianity, delegates from one province asked the emperor to make those “atheists,” the Christians, stop violating the rules of piety. To that end, they were to be forbidden from engaging in their execrable practices and ordered to worship the gods. (Museum of Istanbul)

Veyne, Paul, A History of Private Life from Pagan Rome to Byzantium. Cambridge- Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1987.

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