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Did ancient Romans converse with statues for inspiration?

The rest of 64.9 reads: quidni ego illos honoris causa semper appellem? Why should I not continually greet them with respect and honour? It's this line, not the previous one, to which Zanker is ...
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Why was ancient Christianity more successful than the Roman pantheon and Judaism in gaining followers?

Uh.... this looks pretty obvious to me. The emperor Constantine converted to Christianity in 312 and the % of Christians went from 10.5% (in 300) to 56.5% (in 350). State sponsored religion.
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