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normandie_m
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'The Place of Rome and the Roman Empire in the lives of Early Christians'

A study of the changing relationship between early Christians and the Roman Empire from the first century C.E. to the fourth century C.E. The importance of Rome as a city to Christians shall also be examined.


That's the title of my thesis and the little paragraph I had to write on the proposal form for Roxane. It's nice to see it written down in proper wording, as opposed a jumble of names, places and thoughts in my head. Rick asked me to explain what I wanted to do, and it was about then that I finally knew what exactly it all was. I decided to stick to the first four centuries of Christianity, from its humble beginnings to the issuing of the Edict of Milan in 313. It's a good, clean time period to work with, and can adequately demonstrate the shift from Christians as a persecuted minority to finally gaining imperial favour from Constantine, as well as what Rome meant to Christians and the growth of Christianity.

I predict much weeping and gnashing of teeth throughout the next two years, and levels of stress never seen before. But what fun it'll be!

Current Mood: chipper chipper
Current Music: The Radio Dept.- Pulling our weight

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psyc2321 From: psyc2321 Date: January 15th, 2007 10:54 am (UTC) (Link)
I hope it is fun, too! Glad it's looking like being sorted - do you have plans for Saturday?
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: January 15th, 2007 11:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Not at the moment. I spoke to Libby the other day and said she might be interested in doing something as well, though that's depending on what her social calendar's like. If you see her on Thursday, she might have an idea then.

I wasn't sure what we were going to do, but I wouldn't mind having a potter around the valley markets. Did you have any ideas?
psyc2321 From: psyc2321 Date: January 15th, 2007 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)
That sounds good - I haven't been to the markets in ages - don't know whether I'll see Lil on Thursday or not, yet. Mark's having some time off, so I don't know what's going on with the Classics Museum slaves volunteers.
From: lillibetpip Date: January 16th, 2007 10:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Lillibet regrets to inform you that her previously cancelled Saturday plans have been uncancelled (or celled or whatever) and therefore she will be unable to join you two :( . She should, however, be in the museum on Thursday/available to discuss Rome in great detail on Friday.
psyc2321 From: psyc2321 Date: January 16th, 2007 10:57 am (UTC) (Link)
'Spose we'll manage. Might have to seize the opportunity to pick Steph's brain for present ideas :)
From: lillibetpip Date: January 16th, 2007 11:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Present? Present? Judi that's seriously not necessary. By the way, Please take it as read that if you didn't have to be in Canberra that Saturday you would be invited to whatever ends up happening :)

I am still counting on a postcard for my rapidly growing collection though, Thank you!
psyc2321 From: psyc2321 Date: January 16th, 2007 11:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Don't be difficult, miss. It'll only be a little something, anyway, and I've already had an idea or two :P Expect a text message hideously early - I've got to be at the airport at about twenty to eight! so I'll be texting to kill time on the drive. My insane mother is planning to take all the children :S
classics_lover From: classics_lover Date: January 15th, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
It sounds fascinating!

I do hope you enjoy it all.
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