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Early Western Civilization. Lecture #7 Late Antiquity, 300-650 AD. Themes. Byzantium and Christianity gave continuity to Western society after the fall of Rome. Christianity became institutionalized and the dominant religion.

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early western civilization

Early Western Civilization

Lecture #7

Late Antiquity, 300-650 AD

themes
Themes
  • Byzantium and Christianity gave continuity to Western society after the fall of Rome.
  • Christianity became institutionalized and the dominant religion.
  • Germanic tribes added to European culture while also assimilating Roman culture.
battle of adrianople
Battle of Adrianople
  • Why did the Goths enter Roman territory? How were the Goths initially treated by the Eastern Emperor, Valens?
  • How did Marcellinus characterize the Goths? How did he characterize Valens?
  • According to Marcellinus why did the Romans lose this battle?
  • What happened to Valens in this battle?
st augustine
St. Augustine
  • Who was St. Augustine? When did he write The City of God? What was happening in Rome when he wrote this book?
  • How did he account for misery in the world? What was the condition of all humankind?
  • How are humans saved?
  • What were the two societies and the two kinds of love behind those societies?
  • How did he characterize the City of God? How did he

characterize the City of Man?

6. What was the ultimate destination of Christians?