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Unformatted text preview: This tells the reader that the Roman emperors used religion to make them appear to be as powerful as a god. She goes on to say, When they confessed the God of the universe and Christ, Firmilianus, who had been sent there as a governor in the place of Urbanus, directed, in accordance with the imperial command, that they should be maimed by burning the sinews of the ankles of their left feet, and that their right eyes with the eyelids and pupils should first be cut out, and then destroyed by hot irons to the very roots (Andrea 211 37). Andrea is telling us that the Roman emperors relied on their religion to the point at which anyone who recognizes any Mone 2 other god could bring down the government if their beliefs spread. This is the importance of religion to the emperors of Rome....
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HISTO 270B taught by Professor Roberson during the Spring '08 term at Sonoma.
- Spring '08
- The Aeneid