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CONSTANTINE AND THE CITIES  EMPIRE AND AFTER Series Editor: Clifford Ando A complete list of books in the series is available from the publisher. CONSTANTINE AND THE CITIES  IMPERIAL AUTHORITY AND CIVIC POLITICS NOEL LENSKI UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS PHILADELPHIA Copyright © 2016 University of Pennsylvania Press All rights reserved. Except for brief quotations used for purposes of review or scholarly citation, none of this book may be reproduced in any form by any means without written permission from the publisher. Published by University of Pennsylvania Press Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104–4112 Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Lenski, Noel, author. Constantine and the cities : imperial authority and civic politics / Noel Lenski. pages : maps ; cm. — (Empire and after) ISBN 978-0-8122-4777-0 (alk. paper) 1. Constantine I, Emperor of Rome, –337. 2. Constantine I, Emperor of Rome, –337— Influence. 3. Rome—History—Constantine I, the Great, 306–337. 4. Rome—Politics and government—284–476. 5. Rome—Religion. 6. Power (Social sciences)—Rome— History. 7. Social change—Rome—History. 8. Christianity and politics—Rome— History. I. Title. II. Series: Empire and after. DG315.L46 2016 937′.08—dc23 2015022966 For Paul From whom I have learned much This page intentionally left blank ...