In 313 the Empire’s frontiers were completely secure.
In 378, a mass of barbarians were allowed across the Danube and defeated a Roman Army at Adrianople, and never left the empire.
For example, we believe there is a correlation between smoking cigarettes and lung cancer, because we know how many cigarettes are smoked and we know how many people contract lung cancer.
We can arrange these figures in tables to show variations over fifty or a hundred years.
In 313 AD, the Emperor Constantine issued the Edict of Milan which repealed all the criminal laws against Christianity.
Since Constantine and his successors were Christians this amounted to the establishment of Christianity as the state religion.It is a “writing masterclass” approach that makes use of my own strengths, and is often a welcome alternative to formal teaching. Everyone learns something, and the more attentive will improve their final grades by at least one step. SIGPS – If anyone wants to engage my services as a teacher of these skills, please click on the image to the left. : Here is a consolidation of what I have dictated to you during the past three weeks.Though they are my niche subjects, Greek and Latin are not my exclusive focus as a teacher. PPS – If you are a student, and you have come across this in a frantic last minute search, I advise you not to copy and paste and submit. Your job, between now and the half term, is to produce a finished version. Members of each group are to work closely with each other, but each group is to work separately of the other.Though we have no statistics, during the next 80 years Christianity seems to have become the dominant religion in the Roman Empire.In 391AD Theodosius I effectively abolished paganism by outlawing its sacrifices.But, if there are differences, the similarity is obvious.Without the disrupting effects of Christianity, they agree, the Roman Empire would not have fallen in the fifth century.Note: One of my duties in the various places where I teach is to show students how to write essays – something most young people are not nowadays taught to do. In this latter case, the students take turns at looking on-line for the information we decide is needed.What I like to do in class is to choose a question at random, discuss possible approaches, and then dictate an answer one paragraph at a time. It they cannot find it, I show them how to change the structure of what has already been written, or to strike out in a new direction. It is an answer produced for a specific question, and it bears in mind what a possibly unknown examiner will appreciate, and what can be written to incorporate the sources found in class.But Saint Augustine wrote his In this Cynegius obeyed his commands, closing up the doors of the temples throughout the east, Egypt, and Alexandria, and prohibited all their ancient sacrifices and customary observances.As to the calamities which the Roman Empire suffered from that period, a distinct account of the facts themselves will be the best demonstration.There are obvious differences between Zosimus and Gibbon and his followers.