The Making of Late Antiquity
This book explores the significant changes that took place in the classical world between the late second and early fourth centuries. A new elitism in religion had its parallel in society as a whole and a wide polarization of the wealthy and the poor developed, as unbridled ambition made the sharp distinction between the rulers and the ruled. --From publisher's description.
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Peter Brown had an essay recently in the NYRB, and I'd had a conversation not long before that on neoplatonism, so I picked up this book. It is a set of lectures that extend the argument in his book ... Read full review