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Roman Civilization

1. What were the most important changes in the structure and organization of the Roman Empire from the reign of Augustus to that of Justinian?
2. What were the most important aspects of the growth of the Catholic Church as an institution in the Roman world?
3. How did Golden Age and Silver Age writers differ? What did the writers of each period owe to the Hellenistic world? In what ways were these writers distinctly Roman?
4. What did the church fathers have in common with each other? What did they have in common with the secular writers who preceded them?
5. What did the Christian visual arts owe to pagan art? In what ways did Christian and pagan art differ?

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? What were the most important changes in the structure and organization of the Roman Empire from the reign of Augustus to that of Justinian?

During the periods of (395-596), the Roman Empire was in serious decline. In 395, the Western Roman Empire and the Eastern Roman empire had divided. By the third century, the Roman empire was being attacked by the Visigoths in 410, the Vandals in 455, and in 476 (Cairns, 1987). Justinian's rule constitutes a distinct epoch in the history of the Eastern Roman Empire. His campaigns reestablished Roman control over the western Mediterranean, and increased the empire' revenue. In 540 under Justinian's rule, the Roman Empire entered a period of decline that would not be revised until the 9th century (Catholic Encyclopedia).

? What were the most important aspects of the growth of the Catholic Church as an institution in the Roman world?

In the expansion and development of the Catholic Church, the church ...

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This solution discusses Roman civilization, and describes the changes that take place during this era, including the expansion of the Christian church in a Roman world during the reigns of Augustine and Justinian.

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