A biography of flavius valerius constantinus a roman emperor

Constantine I

The same opinion was held by St. In addition, this ensign was placed in the hand of a statue of the emperor at Romethe pedestal of which bore the inscription: Roman opinion expected of its emperors not innovation but the preservation of traditional ways; Roman propaganda and political communication were conditioned, by statement, allusionand symbol, to express these expectations.

A lavish spender, Constantine was notoriously openhanded to his supporters and was accused of promoting beyond their deserts men of inferior social status.

But in this he only continued what earlier emperors, under the influence of Stoicismhad begun before him, and he left to his successors the actual work of their emancipation.

Its Senate, created to match that of Rome, long lacked the aristocratic pedigree and prestige of its counterpart. The Christianity of Constantine the Great. It looks almost as though the last persecutions of the Christians were directed more against all irreconcilables and extremists than against the great body of Christians.

He minted a coin issue after his victory over the Alemanni which depicts weeping and begging Alemannic tribesmen, "the Alemanni conquered" beneath the phrase "Romans' rejoicing".

As he was dying, Constantius recommended his son to the army as his successor; [41] consequently Constantine was declared emperor by the legions at York. Constantius left Helena to marry Maximian's stepdaughter Theodora in or Zosimus reports that Crispus had come under suspicion of "being involved" with his stepmother Fausta.

Constantius I

Constantine went far beyond this when he refounded the ancient Greek city of Byzantium as Constantinople and made it the capital of the empire.

Constantius massacred all of them. In CE, he defeated Licinius, the last remaining Augustus other than himself, and became the sole ruler of the great Roman Empire.

The New Rome, both in its physical features and in its institutions, resembled the Old Rome. As soon as the emperor consented, Constantine joined his father to win over Britain.

Many modern scholars accept the sincerity of his religious conviction. In April of the rigorists presented to Constantine their grievance against Caecilian, the bishop of Carthage.

Constantine I

The disputes continued, and Constantine himself vacillated. On this occasion Constantine's half-sister Constantia was wed to Licinius. It was levied every five years upon trade and business and seems to have become genuinely oppressive. Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Diocletianthe eastern Augustus, in order to keep the balance of power in the imperium, [16] elevated Galerius as his Caesar, possibly on May 21, at Philippopolis. Die Beisetzung Konstantins des Grossen. In military policy Constantine enjoyed unbroken success, with triumphs over the Franks, Sarmatians, and Goths to add to his victories in the civil wars; the latter, in particular, show a bold and imaginative mastery of strategy.

Constantius Chlorus

Byhis period as governor now over, Constantius had been made Praetorian Prefect in the west under Maximian. On 28 October they proclaimed him emperor, [[9]] in the lower rank of princeps initially, although he later claimed the rank of Augustus. From there he proceeded to the suburbs of Nicomedia, and there he was baptized, as both Eusebius and Jerome report; but only Jerome adds another significant fact:.

Flavius Valerius Constantinus, the future emperor Constantine, was born at Naissus in the province of Moesia Superior, the modern Nish in Serbia, on 27 February of, or [[1]] His father was a military officer named Constantius (later Constantius Chlorus or Constantius I), his mother a woman of humble background named Helena (later.

Constantius I, original name Flavius Valerius Constantius or Flavius Julius Constantius, byname Chlorus, (born c.Dacia Ripensis—died July 25,Eboracum, Britain [now York, North Yorkshire, England]), Roman emperor and father of Constantine I the Great. Constantius I. Flavius Valerius, surnamed Chlorus (ὁ Χλωρός, "the pale"), Roman emperor, A.D., father of Constantine the Great, son of Eutropius, of a noble Dardanian family, by Claudia, daughter of Crispus, brother of the emperors Claudius II.

and Quintilius. Constantine (Constantinus, Flavius Valerius Aurelius) (c AD) Roman emperor ( AD) Constantine the Great was a very strange figure of Roman history.

He spent much of his younger days fighting to win the sole imperial crown of Rome, which he finally obtained bywhen he crushed the last of his rivals, Licinius, and had him executed. Flavius Valerius Constantinus, who would become Roman emperor Constantine I, was born on February 27, circa (sources range from to ), in Naissus, Moesia (now Niš, Serbia).

Constantius I (Latin: Marcus Flavius Valerius Constantius Herculius Augustus; 31 March c. – 25 July ), commonly known as Constantius Chlorus (Greek: Κωνστάντιος Χλωρός, Kōnstantios Khlōrós, literally "Constantius the Pale"), was Roman co-emperor.

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