Emperors of Rome
Emperors of Rome
La Trobe University
Episode CLXVI - The Edict of Sacrifice (Decius I)
36 minutes Posted May 27, 2021 at 10:49 pm.
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During the early days of his reign, Emperor Decius issued an edict commanding that all Romans should make a sacrifice for the good of the empire. While some happily went along with it, for others it went against what they believed in, and not everyone living within the borders of Rome were happy with the Emperor's wishes.
Associate Professor Caillan Davenport (Senior Lecturer, Roman History, Macquarie University/Humboldt Research Fellow, Goethe University, Frankfurt)