How does this fit into the bigger picture?

Religious persecution in the Roman Empire


We can find examples of religious discrimination and persecution since Antiquity. Ancient Rome offers a good illustration of this. For three centuries, up until the reign of Emperor Constantine, Christians were persecuted and killed by the authorities of the Roman Empire. Jews were also victims of religious intolerance and they were expelled many times. Moreover, with the promotion of Christianity as a legal religion, the position of Jews declined dramatically and Emperors established oppressive laws against them.