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The Final Pagan Generation


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List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Growing Up in the Cities of the Gods 2. Education in an Age of Imagination 3. The System 4. Moving Up in an Age of Uncertainty 5. The Apogee 6. The New Pannonian Order 7. Christian Youth Culture in the 360s and 370s 8. Bishops, Bureaucrats, and Aristocrats under Gratian, Valentinian II, and Theodosius 9. Old Age in a Young Man's Empire 10. A Generation's Legacy Bibliography Index

About the Author

Edward J. Watts is Alkiviadis Vassiliadis Endowed Chair and Professor of History at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Riot in Alexandria and City and School in Late Antique Athens and Alexandria, both from UC Press.


"A fantastic slice of classical history." Foreword Reviews "Well researched and proficient ... awash with well-organized historical information." -- Kathleen Dupre Library Journal Accessible and engaging for students and general readers. -- Thomas M. Banchich Bryn Mawr Classical Review "Accessible to non-specialists and useful as an undergraduate text in courses...an absorbing, erudite, and highly useful book from which anyone studying late antiquity or early Christianity will profit." -- James A. Francis Journal of Early Christian Studies "Edward Watta's The Final Pagan Generation is among the best works of academic history I've ever read." -- Yuval Levin National Review "Watts demonstrates his mastery of both primary and modern sources ... The text is virtually flawless." -- Linda Jones Hall The Classical Journal

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