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Pagan City and Christian CapitalRome in the Fourth Century$
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John R Curran

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199254200

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254200.001.0001

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Conservator Urbis: Maxentius in Rome

Conservator Urbis: Maxentius in Rome

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(p.43) 2 Conservator Urbis: Maxentius in Rome
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Pagan City and Christian Capital
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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254200.003.0002

This chapter discusses the usurpation of Maxentius, building activity in Rome, Maxentius and the Christians. It shows that Maxentius, like Constantine, was a man who stood against some of the most powerful trends of his age. He rejected the tetrarchic system of government; he was an unenthusiastic persecutor of Christians; and he attempted to revive the city of Rome as the imperial capital.

Keywords:   Maxentius, Rome, Christians, tetrarchic system

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