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Abstract: The present paper treats the attitude towards Christianity and paganism in the epigrams of Palladas of Alexandria, a 4th-century poet who probably saw the destruction of the Serapaeum in the city by Christian monks in 391 AD. Although a cultural conservative and a self-identified “Hellene” in some of his works, Palladas is seen as a representative of neither the new Christian faith nor the fervent adherents of the old gods concentrated mainly around the Neoplatonic circles that defended the Serapaeum in its final days. After close examination of some of Palladas’ poems, he is identified as an exemplary, although socially marginal, figure of an eclectic common-sense traditionalism. Implications from these observations are made concerning the way identities are constructed, applied and opposed against each other in Late Antiquity.

Key words: Christianity, Paganism, Palladas, Epigrams, Late Antiquity.



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