chapter  8
THE DESTRUCTION OF STATUES IN LATE ANTIQUITY
ByPeter Stewart
Pages 31

Jerome In Abacuc 2.3.14ff What happened at Antioch in the spring of 387 deserves to be less well known. When protests following the imposition of at least one new levy developed into an organised riot, the ultimate victims of the violence were the images of the emperor Theodosius and his family. The insurrection was quickly suppressed, and the Antiochenes held their breath while they awaited the emperor’s response.