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The persecution of the church under Nero, the first emperor to directly target Christianity

The relatives of Jesus before the emperor Domitian

Jesus is the fulfilment of Jewish prophecy, not Vespasian as Josephus claims

The Epistle of Marcus Aurelius to the Common Assembly of Asia regarding the Christians

The Christianity of Severus Alexander’s mother

The motives for the persecution during the reign of Maximinus

The Christianity of the emperor Marcus Julius Philippus (Philip the Arab)

A Roman soldier, Besas, defends Christian martyrs in Alexandria

The previously tolerant emperor Valerian is persuaded to persecute the Christians

The behaviour of the church in the lead up the Great Persecution, which pronounced divine judgement

The transition of the Roman government from prosperity to unrest, and the piety of Constantius and Constantine

The martyrdom of Christians holding prominent positions within Roman authority
Copy of an Epistle in which the emperor commands that the rulers of the churches be exempted from all public services

How Constantine, like Moses, freed his people from tyranny with God’s help

Constantine’s vision of Christ prior to the battle at the Milvian Bridge
Constantine’s triumphal entry into Rome

The expansion of the empire under Constantine, and the ‘godliness’ of his conduct

The unification of the Roman empire under Constantine, God’s chosen leader

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