Departmental Papers (Classical Studies)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2014

Publication Source

Mélanges de l’École Française de Rome: Middle Ages

Volume

126

Issue

1

Start Page

93

Last Page

114

DOI

10.4000/mefrm.1807

Abstract

In order to place the site of Sant’Agnese in Agone in its broader late antique and early medieval context, this article presents an overview of the archaeological evidence for Christian spaces inside spectacle buildings – stadia, hippodromes, theaters and amphitheaters. It suggests that the «Christianization» of such buildings was very rare, and in only a few cases linked to martyrial commemoration. The paper concludes by suggesting some reasons why spectacle buildings should have been so infrequently associated with martyrial memory.

Copyright/Permission Statement

This work was originally published by École Française de Rome in Mélanges de l’École Française de Rome: Middle Ages.

Keywords

Rome, Salona, Caesarea Maritima, Tarragona, Sant’Agnese in Agone, spectacle buildings, christianization, churches, temples, archaeology, martyrium

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Date Posted: 02 November 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.