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By Andreas Alfoldi, Andras Alfoldi

Professor Alfoldi describes the clash within the reign of Emperer Valentinian I among the outdated international of pagan notion and customized and the recent order created by way of the conversion to Christianity of Constantine the nice. regardless of Valentinian's noble coverage of tolerance, he appeared the perform of magic by means of best Roman nobles, which the Senate and aristocracy of Rome thought of appropriate upkeep of conventional rites, as disloyalty and hazardous to his individual and to the nation. In Valentinian's reign the fight used to be manifested within the trials of practitioners of magic.

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