A Light Shines East: The World of a Christian Persia

is no evidence of Guptas favoring one Hindu deity over other, while it is true that the emperors themselves where followers of particular deities, they never persecuted the followers of other ones.
I wasnt refering to the guptas tho, my point was that the shaivists were non-abrahamic yet possessed the trait you spoke of(believing in one supreme god above others, though not necessarily that other deities were false) and persecuted buddhists like Souvikkundu mentioned, with the hunnic invasions leading to the gupta collapse. And that could be in theory prevented here if there's a persian sartrap in the way of their invasions in say Bactria as its unlikely the christian persians(who arent the OTL christian europeans) would be any more aggressive to the indians than the zoroastrianists(who also believed in a "One True God") were since their focus would be serving as a base for persian power in the region(while Persia proper fights against Rome & its other enemies) rather than be constantly launching holy war against buddhists like Mihirkula did but if we follow OTL by keeping the abrahamics out of the question because we dislike them(which is odd since this is a TL about a Abrahamic Persia) then India most likely will undergo the same level of devastation it did IOTL at the hand of these invaders(who, again, werent abrahamic).
 
The Sack of Rome
From “The Death of Rome: A Slow Tragedy” by Marius de Cartago

The infamous sack of Rome by the Gallic Emperor Ambrosius, known today in Gallia as Embrys the Great and in Romania as Ambrosio the Terrible, simply accelerating the process of Roman decline which began when the Gallic and Palmyrene Empires went their own ways. Ambrosius’ reasons for attacking Rome are unknown, but it is generally believed that he sought the wealth of the city. Though the Roman Empire had declined, the city of Rome remained a major center of wealth within the declining empire.

Ambrosius’ Gallic forces entered the city largely unopposed. The Roman legion was a shadow of its former self, it had been rendered little more than a joke in which Ambroius’ sack was the punchline. The Gallic legions looted everything that wasn’t chained down, and all the treasures of Rome’s golden age were taken to Lutetia, where many remain today. Centuries after Caesar crossed the Rubicon, the Gauls had now taken Rome. Then-ruling Emperor Marcus Severanus was deposed, and a Gallian puppet by the name of Aurelianus was installed[1].

With Ambroius’ sack of Rome, the Gallic Empire had solidified itself as a major power, while the Roman Empire had entered what were to be its final days. The city once proclaimed to be eternal would, like the Empire for which it served as capital, fall into decline. The Gallic sack would leave Rome open for the later Gothic sack which would deal the final blow to the empire of Caesar and Augustus. Yet, even as the old Roman Empire would fall, it’s legacy would survive.



[1]Who would, in turn, be removed by the Praetorian Guard not too many years later
 
Will the former Roman Empire still follow their old Pagan religion, or will they adopt a different religion ITTL, just not Christianity?
 
Will the former Roman Empire still follow their old Pagan religion, or will they adopt a different religion ITTL, just not Christianity?
To be honest I haven’t quite figured out what religion the former Roman Empire will follow, although it probably won’t be just one religion that predominates, but rather something akin to the coexistence of Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism in China.
 
The infamous sack of Rome by the Gallic Emperor Ambrosius, known today in Gallia as Embrys the Great and in Romania as Ambrosio the Terrible
Some probably call him Brennus reborn, too.
To be honest I haven’t quite figured out what religion the former Roman Empire will follow, although it probably won’t be just one religion that predominates, but rather something akin to the coexistence of Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism in China.
A mix of the old Imperial Cult and other stuff I guess? How is Mithraism and/or Sol Invictus doing?
 
Because greek was the Ligua Franca of the Near and Middle East for Centuries at this point. Heck it was even used with some regularity even in the Persian Empire for some time.
Eeyup. While the Diadochi are a distant memory by this point, the Hellenistic world has yet to breathe its last; not to mention that IOTL Arabic being the lingua franca of Western and Central Asia isn't gonna be a thing due to a different geopolitical situation.
 
Why would he be called Christ if Christianity didn't spread into Greece ITTL?
Because greek was the Ligua Franca of the Near and Middle East for Centuries at this point. Heck it was even used with some regularity even in the Persian Empire for some time.
Eeyup. While the Diadochi are a distant memory by this point, the Hellenistic world has yet to breathe its last; not to mention that IOTL Arabic being the lingua franca of Western and Central Asia isn't gonna be a thing due to a different geopolitical situation.
From everything OP wrote at the start, Early Christian history up to 50 years after the crucifixion is largely the same.
As others have stated, Greek was still a common language in the Near East at the time, and while it’s largely been supplanted by Aramaic as a liturgical language ITTL, some Greek words with particular theological importance, such as “Christ”, are still used.
 
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