Arch of Constantine and the decline of the Roman cult of the Emperor

  • Monika Osvald Univerza v Ljubljani, Filozofska fakulteta Aškerčeva 2 SI-1000 Ljubljana
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Although Constantine the Great fouhgt at the decisive battle of Milvius Bridge under the sign of the cross, on many later monuments, pagan and Christian iconography is interwined. Individual scenes of Constantine's triumphal arch can be in terpreted in differen t ways that satisfy both pagan and Christian observers. They show both according to characteristics of the ruler cult - pagan honoresare abolished butemperor and all associated with him remane holy and god-like.


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Osvald, Monika. 2001. “Arch of Constantine and the Decline of the Roman Cult of the Emperor”. Keria: Studia Latina Et Graeca 3 (2), 57-76.
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