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A History of Christian Persecutions in Rome & Founding San Marino | 301AD-310AD

Despite an infamous reputation, Rome’s policy towards Christianity was never consistent, with many ambiguous turns painting a muddy picture.



Christian Persecutions in Rome, San Marino,

In this first episode of season four of the A.D. History Podcast, we begin laying the foundations for the monumental leap forward Christianity is about to experience under the rule of Constantine. However, Constantine is not in power yet… Indeed before Christianity is to enjoy the fruits of it’s most powerful benefactor thus far in our show, much darker times are ahead. Namely in the form of an individual we have become very familiar with in our show, one Emperor Diocletian who undertakes perhaps the most systematic repression against Christianity throughout the history of Rome itself.

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We also have the opportunity to travel subject wise into a history of a country many of us at least know exists, but in general know very little about. In our final segment for this episode, Patrick discusses the history of the micro state San Marino, whose history in fact initially hails from this very decade in question.

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The A.D. History Podcast explores the last two thousand years of world history in an innovative new way. Join hosts Paul K. DiCostanzo and Patrick Foote as they examine the past two millennia, beginning in 1 AD, and progressing forward ten years every episode until they reach the modern day. Within each ten-year installment, Paul and Patrick aim to share incredibly important, but often overlooked fascinating historic events and figures from around the world in prospective fashion; attempting to see history through the eyes and in the world of those who lived it. By identifying these sometimes lesser known - but in no way less significant aspects of history - the A.D. History Podcast endeavors to take these many disparate threads and weave a fuller, richer tapestry of true world history from 1AD to HD.