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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: June 2020

3 - Apostolic Succession


I have suggested so far that the Liber pontificalis offers a very particular portrait of the Bishop and people of Rome. Further, the text creates a mental map or virtual Rome in the minds of its readers, and invokes the imperial history of the city. The text thereby provides an essential framework for the history of the bishops and the formation of the Christian community in Rome.

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