You are a member of the Roman Senate in 384 AD. Since the days of Constantine, Rome has been a deeply divided city. Constantine rescinded the old laws prohibiting Christianity, openly favored Christians in staffing the imperial bureaucracy, and established Constantinople as a specifically Christian city. Nevertheless, many Romans — perhaps most of them — remain faithful to the traditional religion, which the Christians dismissively refer to as paganism (from the Latin term paganus, which roughly means “rustic” or “uneducated”). The result for much of the fourth century has been domestic turmoil.