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Comment by Robert Grant on August 20th, 2022 at 7:39 pm

This article states that Constantine made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire. This was actually done by Theodosius I in his 380 “Edict of Thessaloniki.” Constantine, in his 313 “Edict of Milan,” made Christianity legal, that was all. This is a common enough error, but not one I imagine you would like to have on your website.
On another note, the article also says that Epicureanism was suppressed by Constantine. I’ve looked around for evidence of this and can’t find any. I’d love to have a reference to that, if possible.
Robert Grant

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on August 21st, 2022 at 10:40 am

Thank you, Robert, for your comment. Indeed Constantine only made Christianity legal! That will be corrected.
Regarding the suppression of Christianity, it appears that the text was unclear. Constantine himself did not suppress Epicureanism. The point being made is that since Epicureanism is incompatible with Christianity, it declined as Christianity began to dominate the Roman Empire. The text will be revised to clarify this.
Thank you again for taking the time to help make NWE a valuable information resource.

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