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date: 11 July 2020


The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Oliver NicholsonOliver Nicholson, Alexander SkinnerAlexander Skinner, Alexander SkinnerAlexander Skinner, Sarah BondSarah Bond

The ancient world did not believe in equality. Every locality and walk of life had its hierarchies, whose existence was generally considered if not natural at least inevitable. Even a Christian who emphasized the common ancestry of all mankind in Adam and Eve and thought all were equal in the sight of God (... ...

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