Mathisen, Ancient Roman Civilization Student Resources

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. The theologian ______ wrote a number of works against the Arians, and played a decisive role in preserving Nicene theology in the east.

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. Which of the following emperors came to be known as "the Apostate" for his attempts to roll back the power and influence of Christianity and promote traditional polytheistic religion?

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. The ______ theology was an attempt to reach a compromise between Christians who followed Arianism and Christians who adhered to the Nicene Creed.

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. There were two categories of Manichaeans, the ______ and the ______.

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. The most important autobiographical work that survives from antiquity is the 'Confessions' of ______.

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. Created in Late Antiquity, the ______ was a combination of other extensive Jewish texts and traditions, and served as the comprehensive guidebook to Jewish life.

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. Constantine's mother ______ was believed to have found the "True Cross" on which Christ was crucified.

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. The bishops of ______, though generally ignored in the east, gained increasing power in the west, in part because of their claims to be the descendants of the apostle Peter.

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. The Christian author Jerome translated the Old and New Testaments into Latin, in a form known as the ______.

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. The lowest-ranking members of the honestiores, stuck between the social and political elites above them and the unprivileged mass of humiliores below them, were the ______.