Emperor Honorius

408 New persecutions, including book burnings

Submitted by RWMaster on Thu, 12/08/2016 - 16:24

The Emperor of the Western Empire Honorius and the Emperor of the Eastern Empire Arcadius, order together that all sculptures of the Pagan Temples be either destroyed or confiscated. Private ownership of Pagan sculpture is also outlawed. The local bishops lead new heavy persecutions against Gentiles and new book burning. Judges showing pity for Gentiles are also persecuted.

410 Repression of Pagans

Submitted by RWMaster on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 07:42

"Emperor Honorius decreed that heretics and pagan worshipers were to be punished by "exile and blood." [Ellerbe, 28]

Repression of pagans by secular authorities was "unavoidable" and "not necessarily a case of persecution for religious opinions." [Catholic Encyclopedia, "Donatists"]