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Copy of Constantine the Great
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Born Febuary 27th, 280 A.D (Pettinger,"Constantine")
Died May 22th, 337 A.D (Pettinger, "Constantine")
Constantine's rise to power
Constantine was educated in Diocletian's Court. In Diocleatian's court Constantine learned Latin Literature, Greek,and Philosophy.
Constantine was kept in the East under Diocleatian's control, while Constantinius was Cesar in the West. ( G source)
Constantine built Constantinople as the new captital of Rome
Constantinople was considered a second Rome.(Morgan "Constantine's Early Life.")
Constantine wanted to reform the Roman government. (Morgan"Constantine's Early Life.")
Constantine separated Civil and Military authority.
He replaced Diocletain's tetarchy with the prinicples of Dynastic succession. (Online New Advent, "St. Constantine the Great.")
Constantine built many Churches. (Morgan,"Constantine Ruler of Christian Rome.")
Constantine expanded the senate from having 600 members to having 2000. (Morgan,"Constantine Ruler of Christian Rome.")
As emperor Constantine dismanteled the Preatorian Guard. (Morgan,"Constantine Ruler of Christian Rome.")
Constantine had many dreams and visions reguarding heaven. He belived he saw a light that resembled a cross. Shorty after his dream, Constantine defeated Maxentius. Online New Advent "St. Constantine the Great")
Constantine is known as the first Roman Emperor to claim to Christiantiy
. Back then Christians were persecuted, for believing. Constantine made Christianity a religion of the state. As of the Edict of Milan, Christians were free to do what they please. As of the Council of Nicaea in 325 was a statement of Faith. Constantine was baptized before he died, in 337 A.D. (Online New Advent,"St.Constantine The Great.")
Constantinius became Caesar and deputy Emperor in the West in 293 A.D. ( G source)
Constantine the Great
At war with Licinius
Constantine vs. Maxentius
285 Diocletian declared Maximian as his co- emperor. Maximian ruled in the West and appointed Constantinius in his Preatorian guard.Again in 293 Diocletain divided his empire.Constantinius was apointed by Diocletain first. Galerius was chosen second. ( G source) Constantinius asked that his son could be returned to him, and Constantine returned to Nicomedia, in 303 A.D. When Constantinius died in 305 A.D Constantine became Ceasar of the West. In 310 A.D Maximan rebelled against Constantine, and Maximan was captured for his crimes. Constantine gave grace to Maximan, but Maximan later hanged himself. Constantine no longer had a connection to Diocletian's older empire, Galerius as his final act wrote a letter that ended Persecutions of Christians. Destroying what was left of Diocletain's tetrachy.Constanine was Ceasar of the West, while Licinius was Augustus in the East.(Morgan"Constantine's Early Life") Constantine toured Britian whiile Maxentius (Maximian's son) prepared for war, to evange his father's death. ( G source )
Constantine did not envolve himself in the war between,Maxentius,Severus,and Galerius. Constantine however made an alliance with Licinius, in preperations for the battle against Maxentius.Constatine later defeated Maxientius at the Milvian bridge in 312. (Herbermann,"Constantine the Great.")
Constantine and Licinius both signed the Edict of Milian in 313 A.D. Licinius however was the only survivor of Diocletian's tetarchy.
After the Edict of Milian,Licinius still persecuted Christians.
Since Licinius was still persecuting Christians, it gave Constantine a motive to start a war.
Blow at Cibalae (314 A.D.)
Castra Jarba (314 A.D.)
Adrianople ( 324 A.D)
Licinius retreats to Nicomedia in 324 A.D. Finally Licinius was put to death by the Senate in 325 A.D. Making Constantine Sole ruler of both East and West Empires.
(Hebermann,"Constantine the Great.")
Flavius Valerius Constantinius (Constantine's Father) the I married Hellen (Constantine's Mother)(Lendering,"Constantine the Great.")
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Tracy, Kathleen."Rome Burns" The life and TImes of Constantine. Hockessin,Deleware:nMitchell Lane, 2005, 12th September 2014
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Numerous battle victories.
Defeating Maximian, Maxentius,Licinius.
Edict of Milan in 313. That gave Christians the right to follow their faith, without persecution.The Edict of Milan not only gave Christians the right to follow their faith. The document also gave all people the right to follow which ever deity they chose to worship.("St. Constantine the Great, Online New Advent)
The Council of Nicea in 325, that was a statement of faith for Christians.
The Construction of Constantinople
Constantine also earned the title of "the Great".
The Byzantine Empire considered Constantine it's founder and Holy Roman Empire,and use traditions established by Constantine. ("St. Constantine the Great",Online New Advent Advent)