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Hypatia-The Last Academic (Part Two)

By Mary Naples, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Read Hypatia-The Last Academic (part One) here. Under Christian rule, Alexandria, once the definitive center of learning throughout the empire, was fast becoming anti-intellectual and inhospitable to Hypatia and the academic circle in which she traveled. In fact, this burgeoning new religion was oftentimes suspicious of learning, equating

Did Constantine Really Convert?

By NATALIA KLIMCZAK Constantine the Great is known in history as the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity. However, legends and archaeological evidence suggest a different story– it seems that Constantine had a secret about his faith which was hidden for centuries. Constantine built many churches. He celebrated the faith in one (Christian) God

Constantine: Convert or Con-artist?

By Amy Zahn When most people hear the name “Constantine,” all they think is the word “Christian.” And there’s good reason for that – Constantine was the first Christian Roman emperor, after all. However, there is much more to his story than just that. Most people don’t know, for instance, that Constantine wasn’t even meant