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dc.contributor.advisorCostelloe, M. Joseph S.J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFink, M. Laurita S.C.L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-17T21:13:10Z
dc.date.available2016-05-17T21:13:10Z
dc.date.issued1968en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/87680
dc.description.abstractThe persecution begun by Diocletian and Galerius which lasted from 303 to 312 is known as the "Great Persecution.” During recent decades it has been the object of much research, but it still presents many problems, some of which perhaps will never be solved. The most important sources for this persecution are the writings of Eusebius and Lactantius, but a considerable amount of information can also be derived from the acts of the martyrs.|One of the most difficult problems connected with this persecution is that of determining the reasons for Diocletian’s change of policy from twenty years of tolerance to violent persecution. Many historians believe that this persecution was due to the influence of his co-regent Galerius, but others attribute it to his own policy of restoration. The violent anti-Christian polemics of writers such as Porphyry and Hiercles undoubtedly had a far reaching influence together with the deep seated hostility of the people toward foreign cults. In 297 Diocletian published an edict against the Manichees indicating that not only Christianity, but any religion considered dangerous to the empire and the established state religion might be outlawed.en_US
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dc.publisherCreighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsA non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton University and to ProQuest following the publishing model selected above.en_US
dc.subjectClassicsen_US
dc.subjectCatholicismen_US
dc.titleText, Translation, and Commentary on the Acts of SS. Dativus, Saturninus the Priest, and Their Companionsen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.description.noteProQuest Traditional Publishing Optionen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorFink, M. Laurita S.C.L.en_US
dc.degree.levelMA (Master of Arts)en_US
dc.degree.disciplineLatin (graduate program)en_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. in Latinen_US
dc.degree.grantorGraduate Schoolen_US


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