Italy Classics

Rome Summer Classics

Student Year
Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Courses Offered By
College of Arts and Letters
2024 Program Dates: July 1 - 20

Ancient Christianity developed and spread in the confines of the Roman World, both directly, under Roman rule, and in constant interchange with classical culture, Roman political and cultural institutions. As a result of its emergence, everything in the Roman world changed: thoughts, beliefs, norms, aesthetic preferences and social norms. But how exactly did that shift happen? What did it mean to become a Christian in the Roman world, and how was Christianity itself shaped by that interaction? In this program, we will explore the social, cultural and political preconditions and consequences of Christianization, and the fascinating era that is late antiquity.    

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