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By Andreas Alfoldi, Andras Alfoldi

Professor Alfoldi describes the clash within the reign of Emperer Valentinian I among the previous global of pagan concept and customized and the recent order created by means of the conversion to Christianity of Constantine the nice. regardless of Valentinian's noble coverage of tolerance, he seemed the perform of magic through major 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 kingdom. In Valentinian's reign the fight was once manifested within the trials of practitioners of magic.

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