I dont know if you would be the correct person to ask, but do you know why Christians were spared during the final take over of Rome? If you don't know, refer me to someone who does?
If you’re referring to the takeover of Rome under Odoacer, than you really must visit the works of Peter R.L. Brown for in depth consideration, or Thomas Cahil for light reading. The way I understand it, ecumenical and ascetic missionaries had been in and out of barbarian societies for centuries, causing a sense of reverence for men of faith. It is safe to say there was at least a superstition against shedding their blood.
I’m of the camp that says that Rome didn’t fall until the East fell.
Good luck with your reading!
Here is a plate from the Research Design in Nature series from 1929. We digitize prints and other materials from the library collection.
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Take the Illinois Central to Field Museum color poster of a Great Anteater with the Field Museum in the background. Take The Illinois Central to the Field Museum advertisement Vol2 PL 48 Plates from Research Design in Nature, a publication by Field Museum Press by John Gilbert Wilkins from the Art Institute of Chicago, circa 1925.