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Virtual tour of early-Christian-era Rome

Rome a few decades¬†before Augustine’s time. ¬†Note especially the the vast size of both the aqueduct and the Circus Maximus! ¬†Other large cities where Augustine lived – Milan, Carthage – would have looked similar. ¬†Just as Western architecture and urban design are predominant in the world today, the rest of the Empire followed Rome in the early Christian era. ¬†320, of course, is only 7 years after the Edict of Milan¬†legalized¬†Christianity. ¬†One big difference between this landscape and the landscape of Augustine’s time would have been an increase in the number of Christian churches.