Pre Christian era
: 500 BC to beginning of the Christian era
But during the Christian era
Epicureanism was equated with hedonism, a connection inconsistent with the philosophy of Epicurus.
The dating of the Christian Era
was established in the West through the work of Dionysius Exiguus in the sixth century and the popularisation of his Alexandrian Easter calculations in the eighth and ninth centuries.
Even before the Christian era
, trees and boughs were used for ceremonials.
Roman Stoicism in the first two centuries of the Christian era
affirmed the brotherhood of man, kindness and humane treatment of everyone, civilized or barbarian, slave or free, all of whom were regarded as possessing a divine spark.
Here she focuses on the "spiritual amnesia" of the present age and calls the church instead to be a "community of memory." The structure of the history Bass covers in the remainder of the book is a standard one, dividing the Christian era
into five smaller periods: early Christianity, medieval Christianity, the Reformation, the modern era (1650-1950), and the contemporary era (after 1945).
The Ethiopian queen was the friend and ally of King Solomon of Israel in the 10th century before the Christian era
Jewish people have lived in the land of Israel for more than 3,000 years, have built, worshipped in and lost two Holy Temples, the first, long before the Christian Era
and the second being destroyed in the year 70 AD.
The famous "lead tablets" of the Sacromonte in Granada, discovered between 1588 and 1599 and purporting to date from the first century of the Christian era
, sought to portray the role that Arabic speakers had played and would play again in the spreading of Christianity, but a Christianity that, as Harvey skillfully demonstrates, was more compatible with the Muslim view of Christ as a prophet than as the Son of God.
MacMullen may idealize the pagan elites of the early centuries of the Christian era
; they, as Christians experienced them, were quite capable of snuffing out lives and sanctioning pogroms.
BCE: Before the Common Era, Before the Christian Era
Set on a street in Rome 200 years before the Christian era
, it is a classic farce based around and about the three houses of Erronious, Lycus and Senex.