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Annewies van den Hoek, Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East

peter and paul aquileia
The Apostolic Founders of Early Christian Rome

Thursday, October 19
Ackerman Hall

Peter and Paul are viewed as the traditional founders of Early Christian Rome. In the art of the fourth century they are frequently shown as close allies. The earliest literary sources do not seem to justify the proximity of the two, so this lecture explores the reasons how and why Peter and Paul ultimately received the roles of apostolic founders.