It gave a sense of community and fellowship to the people. The Patricians and high officials of Rome disagreed with the new religion Christ and his followers were trying to convert everyone to. They thought this because it was sweeping away almost everything the Romans had previously believed in. This would be a dramatic change. The impact of this conversion to Christianity would finally take its toll on Rome in 312 CE when Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, which made Christianity legal.
Despite the fact that Christians could not follow these simple rules, they would result in punishment and they were demoralized as humans, treated like crap and persecuted for their belief in God. Little did Rome know that Christianity would change Rome, resulting in part of Rome's downfall and in the later years being known as the center of the Christian world. As time went on, the Christian thoughts would continue to spread. "Christian ideas were already in being, thanks to the Pax Romana, to the efficiently organized and well-policed trade routes, to the political unity of states within the empire, and to the growth of universal religions such as Stoicism and the Oriental cults." Once Christianity started to spread, it would start to impact more than just themselves.
With this it decreased taxes collected and kept them from being able pay troops. The weak economy was the catalyst for the fall of the Western Roman Empire. If the Roman leaders had not been so power hungry and cause civil wars, brining chaos to the Roman government, then perhaps they could have been prepared for the German tribes that were coming in to capture Rome. It is apparent, through all of the problems that came to the late Roman Empire, the Roman treasury by barbarian tribes, discontinuing of trade between the east and west that the leaders of Rome following the Pax Romana were not paying adequate attention to the state of the empire. If they had been ruling sufficiently, then most of these problems that Rome faced could and would have been avoided, and the empire would have restored
Third, Germanic tribes with their barbaric invasions weakened the Roman Empire which led to disappearance of Roman ways. Although there were a lot of changes within this time period, the Mediterranean region had much continuity such as keeping Christianity as their dominant religion, continued to keep German as their dominant language, and lastly keeping Greco-Roman laws and ideas which shaped the Byzantine Empire political attitude. Religious practices drastically changed during the 300 c.e. period. During Constantine’s reign, the introduction of state-sponsored Christianity drastically converted many people from Roman polytheism to monotheistic Christianity.
How did Constantine attempt to appeal to various groups within the Roman Empire? Discuss the evidence for change in Constantine's projection of his image during the course of his reign. Constantine at or just before the battle of the Milvian Bridge had some element of a Christian divine revelation, though it is often said that Constantine favored the Christian religion on the basis of political power and influence, it does appear this was not so due to the fact that the Christians were a very small minority in the empire. After a long period of sporadic and severe persecutions of the Christians in the Roman Empire, Constantine appealed to them in different ways. First he decreed an edict of toleration, which in essence greatly appealed to the Christians who were a minority in his empire, as it allowed them to practice their faith without government persecution.
divided Macedon into four republics The West Romans committed dreadful atrocities; lied, cheated, and broke treaties to exploit and pacify natives Religion 205 B.C.E. public worship of Cybele, Great mother goddess from Asia Minor banned worship of other gods. Education Fathers taught sons and had physical training for potential soldiers. Romans learned Greek Girls of upper class learned similar Roman Imperialism Aftermath of Conquest War and expansion changed the economic, social, and political life of Italy. Veterans could not go back to farms Latifundia- abandoned land acquired by wealthy The Gracchi Tiberius Gracchus (168-133 B.C.E.)
The structures of the Roman government changed to deal with new situations. There are many factors that caused the3 Eastern Roman Empire to fall. The Roman Empires biggest problem with what happened to it was decadence. Everyone believes it was other problems that made the Empire fall. Most historians believe that the fall of the Roman Empire is because of decadence, army problems, and religion
Holocaust 12 June. 2010 The Holocaust Following the end of World War I, Germany was disgraced by their defeat. They were forced to admit their guilt for the war, they lost territory, and they had to decrease their armed forces. Since the German empire was in ruins, a new government was formed and, as most new governments are, it was unstable. The conditions in Germany and the world made it possible for Adolf Hitler to rise to power.
The downward spiral began with the degeneration of the army that weaken the defenses and made them more vulnerable to Germanic invasions. These invasions led to economic disruptions which combined with other deteriorating conditions led the Roman’s to look increasingly to mystery cults and reject the rational thought of the Greeks. The presentation points out that as economic disruptions continued to deteriorate Rome’s fate was sealed. The date that is assigned to the final demise of the Roman Empire is A.D. 476 when a Germanic emperor was placed on the throne. The presentation reminds us that only the western part of the empire fell.
Christianity in Rome In Rome, emperors argued over the nature of Christ, which prolonged the integration of Christianity into the Roman Empire (118). As a result, Constantine called a meeting with the first “ecumenical” council, which included representatives of the world (118). Leading to the creation of the Council of Nicaea, which was a huge impact on the appeal of Christianity in Rome. Although many Romans were suspicious of the new religion which delayed full conversion, Christianity appealed to Roman authorities in the fourth century because of the uniformity it brought to the Roman religion. Fearing change, conservative Romans looked suspiciously at any religious advancement (Sherman 114).