In this examine, initially released in Norway as Fra Principat Til Dominat, Professor L'Orange units down the essence of his inspiration at the an important interval of transition from decentralization to standardization in civic and cultural life-a interval no longer in contrast to our own.

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Row of saints in Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna . characterizes the immutable essence of the holy one. here's a sacral stereotypy which fixes the divine essence of emperors and saints and while shows their position in an unalterable hierarchical order. A static global of sorts and everlasting orders: it-. is in the direction of this--cutting via our various and changeable fact -that overdue Antiquity's transcendent look is directed. during this manner artwork attempts to seize the exalted, unchangeable regularities in the back of the moving multiplicity of our global. a hard and fast, mechanical coordination replaces the unfastened groupings in prior artwork. within the huge aid compositions the loose area arottnd the figures disappears; they lose their mobility. even as the figures tend to be positioned in rows with an unlimited repetition of exact components (Fig. 67). And the program is made even less assailable via the 129 Conclusion rows of exact components or pairs of exact parts being symn1etrized round a set middle. the best solidity within the static process is completed while the most axes of the composition are made parallel to the framework, wherein the entire pictorial eletnents are fastened inside of a geometric coordinate approach. an identical putting of the contents inside of an immovable static order is led to with tl1e systematizing of trust and educating, which in the course of overdue Antiquity absolutely adjustments the manifold religiousness and dialectical knowledge of Antiquity. Tl1e Neo-Platonism after Plotinus turns into a speculative theology which mixes a number of the classical cults right into a systematic entire and brings non secular move, aside from Cl1ristianity, to a standstill. The philosophical theology of "the Hellenistic Scholastic" Proclos (A. D. 410-485) marks the ultimate element of this technique. The religions and philosophical doctrines of Antiquity come up with fossilized authority in l1is all-embracing procedure which transforms the Greek global of principles right into a "hierarchy of mythologemes. " 1 additionally within the doctrines of Christian instructing the theological dialectic of past occasions provides option to more and more authoritarian and immovable conceptions. 2 in the course of tl1e 3rd and fourth centuries, at the foundation of the theology of Clemens and Origenes, a continually extra systematic elaboration of doctrine happens, wl1ich in spite of everything is crystallized into the Catholic dogma. As we've seen, the attribute past due old undertaking of the Christian Empire, to carry the complete spiritual existence lower than the mounted nor~s of a "state church," is already obvious lower than Aurelian and the 1. ,etrarchy. W. Windelband- A. Goedecketneyer, Geschichte der abendliindischen Philosophie im Altertum (Hand b. d. klass. Altertutnswiss. , v, 1, I, 1923), Munich, 1923, p. 295. 2 A. von Harnack, Grt-tndriss der Dogmengeschichte, pp. ISO, 209, 232 f. , 235. Windelband-Goedeckemeyer, op. cit. , pp. 301, 284 ff. 1 one hundred thirty C011clusion TJ1us, in all fields of human exercise the method of evolution and devolution has a tendency in the direction of simplified, vast, and even as statically .

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