November 8, 392 AD

On This Date in! in 392 AD, Emperor Theodosius of Rome passed legislation prohibiting all pagan worship in the Roman Empire. When the uppercrust of Roman society came to Theodosius and asked if the banning of all pagan worship was also doing away with the drunken orgies, he let them know that as long as they weren’t pagan related, it would be okay, because the rich and powerful needed the little things to relieve the daily stress of managing an Empire as large and complicated as Rome.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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