Episode 278 – The New Roman Empire with Anthony Kaldellis. Part 2 – Christianity and the Law

The History of Byzantium

Professor Kaldellis’ new history of Byzantium is out now in the USA and on Kindle everywhere.

In our second conversation we discuss the adoption of Christianity as the Roman religion. How much did Roman society change as a result? Why was early Christianity so riven with disputes?

We also talk about the function of the law in Roman society. How did it help define individual rights and responsibilities beyond criminal behaviour? 

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