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constantine allusion project

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Constantine
The Allusion Project
Poonam Kaur
Mrs. Stogner
AP English
December 12, 2013
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Constantine
Allusion #1
Allusion #2
Allusion #3
Allusion #4
#1
Divine Comedy: Dante's Inferno
Written by Dante Alighieri
Italian epic poem about Dante traveling through hell.
Canto 19
"Ah, Constantine! of how much ill was mother,
Not thy conversion, but that marriage dower
Which the first wealthy Father took from thee!"
#1
The Donation of Constantine gave authority over Italy and the western region of the Roman Empire, to Pope Sylvester.
Lorenzo Valla proved it was a forgery.
#2
In hoc signo vinces
In this sign, shall you conquer
After a sign from God, Constantine has all his soldiers paint crosses on their shields, and they win the battle.
English Defense League: Protesters against anti-Muslim extremist.
Blames the Donation of Constantine, for the power that the Pope holds.
#3
Constantinople was found by Constantine in 330 AD, and became the new capital of the Roman Empire.
The name was changed to Istanbul in 1930
Istanbul was Constantinople
Now it's Istanbul not Constantinople
Been a long time gone
Old Constantinople's still has Turkish delight
On a moonlight night

Every gal in Constantinople
Is a Miss-stanbul, not Constantinople
So if you've date in Constantinople
She'll be waiting in Istanbul

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam
Why they changed it, I can't say
(People just liked it better that way)

Take me back to Constantinople
No, you can't go back to Constantinople
Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
Why did Constantinople get the works?
That's nobody's business but the Turks'

Istanbul
Istanbul

Even old New York was once New Amsterdam
Why they changed it, I can't say
(People just liked it better that way)

Take me back to Constantinople
No, you can't go back to Constantinople
Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople
Why did Constantinople get the works?
That's nobody's business but the Turks'

'Stanbul
Four Lads: Istanbul (not Constantinople)
#4
Dan Brown: The Da Vinci Code
"Because Constantine upgrade Jesus' status almost four centuries after Jesus' death, thousands of documents already existed chronicling His life as a mortal man."
The first Council of Nicaea was held in 325 AD by Constantine.
Settlement of the relation between God and Jesus.
Calculated date of Easter
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February 27, 272 AD- May 22, 337
First Christian Roman Emperor
Found Constantinople
Passed many laws to give Christians equal rights.
Emperor of the entire Roman Empire
The Arch of Constantine
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