Rome caught my eye. I was alive earlier than this (about 105-175). Just wanted to throw out there that not all Romans hated Christians. I remember thinking they were a little strange, but not hating or fearing them. (Though I have a vague impression that some of my acquaintances were outright scared of them.) As with most religious conflicts, nobody took the time to try to understand them. Not to mention that Rome liked to think they were the grand high poohbahs of everything. I myself wish I could have really known some of the people we were both conquering and trading with, but I didn't get out much.