HIST 1001 Lecture 26: History11915

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Persecutions: why, atheists, secretive, subversive, orgies, cannibals, when, 2nd 4th century. 2. intermittent, depends on local authority: how many, unknown, numbers exaggerated, perpetua 203 ad, married with an infant (still nursing) son, arrested with 6 other people, everybody else was a slave. 3: given many chances to avoid death from carthage, begged by father, her christian identity trumped all of her other identities (wife, mother, daughter, in arenas, christians welcome death, martyr: greek legal term for witness to a case, martyrs graves became popular places for people to gather, pray, eat meals. B. reaching its limits of expansion tried to expand north: colder climate, covered in forests populated by germanic tribes, romans used natural barriers, which meant they had to have soldiers at them at all times, hadrian"s wall, 30,000 soldiers, rhine and danube rivers, 200,000 soldiers taxes were raised, farms close to the barriers were requisitioned.

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