Aezanis, Temple of Zeus, 117-138 AD 
  
History/Medieval Studies 303
Early Medieval and Byzantine Civilization: Constantine to Crusades

Index 

Syllabus 

Readings: 
 Book List  
 Iconoclasm 
 Discussion Topics 

Chronologies: 
 Imperial Crisis    
 Later Roman Emperors, 306-395   
 Fall of Western Empire   
 Age of Justinian   
 Islamic Caliphs   
 Byzantine Dark Ages     
 Triumph of Christianity    
 Macedonian Resurgence 
 Crusades 
 Restoration and Ottoman Advance  

Handouts: 
 Population 
 Finances under Justinian 
 Byzantium c.850A.D. 

Currency charts: 
   Diocletian and Constantine 
   Justinian and Heraclius 
   Isaurian, Amorian, and Macedonian Ages 
   Comnenian and Palaeogian Ages 

Links 

TRIUMPH OF CHRISTIANITY:

I.  Birth of Christ thru Converstion of Constantine (c.6 B.C.-312 A.D.) 
II. Edict of Milan thru Death of Justinian (313-565 A.D.) 
 
c. 6 B.C.?   Birth of Jesus Christ
c. 26 A.D.?   Ministry of JOHN THE BAPTIST
c. 27-30 A.D.   Ministry of JESUS CHRIST
c. 30 A.D.?   Crucifixion of Jesus Christ
c. 35    Martyrdom of Stephen in Jerusalem
    Conversion of Paul outside of Damascus
46-48   First Mission of PAUL: Churches planted in Cyprus, Galatia, and Pisidia
48    Council of Jerusalem: Conditional Acceptance of Gentiles by Jerusalem Church
49-52   Second Mission of PAUL: Churches in Asia and Greece (Philippi, Beroea, Athens, and Corinth)
53-56   PAUL at Ephesus; Organization of churches in Maeander valley including Colossae and Laodicea ad Lycum
60   End of Jewish Christian Community in Jerualem; Growing Importance of Pauline Gentile Christianity
    PAUL IN ROME (60-62); Menander flourit; Origins of Gnostic Heresy
c. 63 A.D.   PETER in Rome
64    Great Fire in Rome; NERONIAN PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS
66-73   FIRST JEWISH REVOLT
70   Fall of Jerusalem & Destruction of Temple by Titus
    Rise of Pharisee Judaism and Synagogues of Diaspora
c. 75-85   SYNOPTIC GOSPELS (Mark, Luke, & Matthew) completed in final form
c. 90-120?   Gospel of John put in final form; Johannine Epistles composed
c. 100   Composition of 1 Clement and Didache
c. 107   IGNATIUS, BISHOP OF ANTIOCH
    Ignatius composes his Letters
112-113   PLINY THE YOUNGER, governor of Bithynia
    FIRST SACRIFICE TEST to detect Christians
c. 130    Conversion of JUSTIN THE MARTYR
    Birth of GNOSTIC SCHOOL at Alexandria (c. 130-180)
    Increasing Hellenization of Christianity
132-135   SECOND JEWISH REVOLT (BAR KOCHBA WAR)
135   FINAL DESTRUCTION OF TEMPLE
    Jerusalem turned into Roman colony Aelia Capitolina
c. 140-160   Radical Pauline School of Marcion at Rome
    Valentius founds his Gnostic school
c. 155-160   JUSTIN THE MARTYR composes his two Apologies
c. 165-175   Sporadic Persecutions in Asia Minor: Martyrdoms of Justin the Martyr and Polycarp
172   RISE OF MONTANIST HERESY IN PHRYGIA
177   PERSECUTION AT LUGDUNUM (LYONS)
178   CELSUS writes his True Reason against the Christians
    IRENAEUS, Bishop of Lugudnum
c. 180   CLEMENT ESTABLISHES CATECHETICAL SCHOOL AT ALEXANDRIA
185   IRENAEUS composes Against the Heresies
    BIRTH OF ORIGEN (185-254)
c. 195   Conversion of TERTULLIAN to Christianity
199-201   TERTULLIAN writes Apology
    Persecutions in North Africa
203   ORIGEN succeeds CLEMENT at the Catechetical School of Alexandria
225   ORIGEN composes On First Principles
    Emergence of Neoplatonic Christian Theology
    First Debates on Trinity and Christology
240   Calling of Mission of MANI
    Rise of MANICHAEISM in Mespotamia and Persia
    Gregory the Wonderworker active in Pontus
248   Origen composes Against Celsus
250-251   DECIAN PERSECUTION: Arrest and Execution of Pope Fabian
    Cyprian flees Carthage; Dionysius flees Alexandria
254   Death of ORIGEN
    STEPHEN I, Pope of Rome (254-257)
257-260   VALERIAN PERSECUTION: Executions of Pope Sixtus II & S. Cyprian
260   Gallienus ends Persecution: "Peace of Church (260-303) ensues
    PLOTINUS at Rome: Climax of Pagan Neoplatonic Thought
c. 270   S. ANTONY ENTERS DESERT
    RISE OF HOLY MEN IN EGYPT AND SYRIA (c. 270-400 A.D.)
c. 275   Porphyry writes Against the Christians
280-300   S. Antony resides in abandoned fort
303-313   GREAT PERSECUTION OF TETRARCHS
312   BATTLE OF MILVIAN BRIDGE
    CONVERSION OF CONSTANTINE I TO CHRISTIANITY
    Donatist Heresy in North Africa
 

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