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Cultural and Political Changes and Continuities in Rome from 100-600 CERome throughout history is often thought of as rather homogeneous—ancient artifactstimeless, always the same emphases. But, while there were continuities, there were also changesof different sorts in various time periods. Specifically, cultural and political changes in theRoman civilization between 100-600 CE, the late classical era, included the rise of Christianityand the division of the empire into two halves, while a continuity was the use of Latin and Greekas common languages.The first change, Christianity spreading throughout the civilization, is shown in thedevelopment and spread of Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic lifestyles. Constantinelegalized Christianity in the fourth century AD, and soon after, Theodosius made it the empire’sofficial religion. All other religions in the empire began to fade away, becoming “discouraged”at best. This was all due to the Christian missionaries who travelled the region.