|IIIM Magazine Online, Volume 1, Number 16, June 14 to June 20, 1999|
"All the people of the Old World hitherto had lived and labored apart, all their gains and achievements, their riches and treasures, their works of art and scientific results, their ancient traditions and legends, their gods and rites of worship, all existing elements of culture and forces of civilization, were now comprised in one empire. [The Roman Empire] united in itself all the cultivated nations of its time" (The Conflict of Christianity with Heathenism, p. 15.).