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Archaic Greek Art (650-480 BC) Recitation 7 Week of October 25 Jewish and Early Christian Art 200 - 527 CE
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Transition to Christianity in the Roman Empire 312 AD: Constantine defeats Maxentius and conquers Rome at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. He has a vision of the cross in front of the sun surrounded by the words “By this Sign Conquer.” He credits his victory to the Christian God. 313 AD: Constantine and co-emperor, Licinius, issue the Edict of Milan. Legally ends persecution of Christians. Christians allowed to build public places of worship. 324 AD: Constantine becomes ruler of entire Roman Empire and establishes the city of Constantinople. Seat of the emperor as “New Rome.” 325 AD: Council of Nicaea, called by Constantine to formalize the core of Christian belief and resolve disputes over the nature of Christ. 337 AD: Constantine converts to Christianity on his deathbed.
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**Sarcophagus of the Church of Santa Maria Antiqua , Rome, c. 270, Marble relief sculpture syncretism, typology, iconography
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