Saint Ambrose and His Four Basilicas Guarding the Faith of Mediolanum

4 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2016

Date Written: May 28, 2016

Abstract

When Saint Ambrose arrived in Mediolanum - the Roman Milano - the local churches were in conflict with each other on the Arianism and the Nicene Creed. Ambrose was firmly in support of the Nicene side of the conflict, acting for it by preaching and building new churches. He planned carefully the location of them, outside the town, near the gates corresponding to main roads arriving in Milan from the four quarters of the surrounding territory. In this manner, he creates four sites that acted as strong guardians of the Roman faith in his town.

Keywords: Archaeoastronomy, Satellite Images, Architecture, Roman History

Suggested Citation

Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina, Saint Ambrose and His Four Basilicas Guarding the Faith of Mediolanum (May 28, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2786142 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2786142

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Turin ( email )

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, Torino 10129
Italy

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