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Calgacus’s speech against Rome.
Tiberius grants Smyrna the right to build a temple dedicated to him
Tacitus presents his version of the speech that the emperor Claudius pronounced in 48 CE at the Senate in Rome, which dealt with the admission of provincials from the Three Gauls to the Roman Senate.
The adoption of Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi Licinianus by Galba in January 69 CE
Omens announcing Vespasian’s accession to the Empire
The oriental tradition prophesising that men coming from Judea will become the masters of the world.
Tacitus’s excursus about the Jews.

Tatian’s views on the Roman emperor

The Romans as instruments of divine justice

Christianity, Roman law, and “good” and “bad” emperors

Roman laws are descended from those of Moses

The folly of Roman idolatry

The nature of Christian prayer for the emperor

It is in Christianity’s interests to pray for the emperor

The necessity of the emperor’s human nature

Christians and military service

A Christian soldier is imprisoned because he refuses to wear the laurel crown

 

The contradiction between Roman military service and God’s laws

Praise for the emperor

Examples of Christianity’s aid of the Romans, and imperial recognition of this

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