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Rome in Late Antiquity: Everyday Life and Urban Change, AD 312-609

Bertrand Lancon


This is an account of life in ancient Rome from the end of the third century to the beginning of the seventh. At the beginning of the period Rome was an imperial power and the centre of a classical civilisation, albeit with a growing Christian minority. By its end, Rome was a Papal power, the centre of western Christianity – the Pantheon itself was being transformed into a church. The book charts the change in terms of its effect on the city and its environs (the destruction of temples, the building of St Peter’s), the nature and consequences of Vandal and Gothic invasions, the survival and co ... More

Keywords: ancient Rome, Christianity, Pantheon, St Peter’s, papacy, Vandal invasion, Gothic invasion, Late Antiquity, social history, family

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780748612390
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612390.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bertrand Lancon, author