The editors: Stephen Mitchell is the author of Anatolia.
Land, Men and Gods in Asia Minor; Cremna in Pisidia and Pisidian
Antioch. Geoffrey Greatrex is the author of Rome and Persia at War,
The period AD 300-600 saw huge changes. The Graeco-Roman city-state
was first transformed then eclipsed. Much of the Roman Empire broke
up and was reconfigured. New barbarian kingdoms emerged in the Roman
West. Above all, religious culture moved from polytheistic to monotheistic.
Here, twenty papers by international scholars explore how group
identities were established against this shifting background. Separate
sections treat the Latin-speaking West, the Greek East, and the
age of Justinian. Themes include religious conversion, Roman law
in the barbarian West, problems of Jewish identity, and what in
Late Antiquity it meant to be Roman.