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    Constantine I was the son of Constantius I and Helena. His full name was Flavius Valerius Constantinus. He was born on February 27, 272 A.D. in Naissus, Moesia. His father was a caesar, also known as sub-emperor, and would later become the Western Roman Emperor. During this time Constantine would be raised by Diocletian. During 305 A.D. Diocletian and Maximian were emperors of that the time and when they resigned, Constantius and Galerius became the new emperors. After the death of his father, Constantine would fight to take over control of the empire. While in Britain, Constantius sent out for his son to join him. They fought alongside each other and crossed through Britain together. They fought together until Constantius died the following year in York. After Constantius’ death, the soldiers would select Constantine as their new emperor. In Italy, Maxentius, supported by the Romans and by his father Maximian, fought with Severus and Galerius.…

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    Constantine I is known as the first Roman Emperor to convert the Roman Empire to Christianity. He is also known to have stopped the long lived persecution of Christians and converted himself to Christianity. He was the first Roman Emperor to initiate Christianity as the key religion in Rome and provide a distinctively Christian culture that allowed the growth and prosperity of Rome to flourish. Constantine I is also known as Constantine the Great. He lived in the third century following his…

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    lot of great emperors. One of this emperor was Constantine I, also known as Constantine the Great. Constantine ruled during the early 4th century. He was most famous for giving permission to practice Christianity within the Roman Empire. Constantine also built a city called Constantinople that was located in Byzantium. Early life: “Constantine (Gaius Flavius Valerius Constantinus) was born at Naissus in present day Serbia as early as 272 CE or as late as 285 CE” (Wasson). His parents were…

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    Constantine once said “How pleasing to the wise and intelligent portion of mankind is the concord which exists among you” (“Constantine the Great”). Constantine ruled from A.D. 306 to 337, and was most commonly known for being the first Christian Emperor. Constantine fought to take power after his father’s death and saw a vision that would convert him to a Christian forever. The life of Constantine revolved around his family, his conversion to christianity and the type of leader he was…

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    Flavius Valerius Constantinus, later know to the world as Constantine the Great, was born on February 21, 272 A.D. His father was Falavius Valerius Constantius; also know as Emperor Constantius I, reined in the Western Roman Empire. Constantine’s mother Helena, later named Saint Helena, was praised for her discovery of the cross on which Christ was crucified. From the beginning, Constantine was expected to have a successful military career. In 293 A.D. his father became Maximian’s Caesar,…

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    such ‘behavior’ was not allowed. Constantine, Roman emperor, was sole reason for Christians rights and prerogatives. Prior to Constantine, Christian worship was prohibited, churches were ordered to be destroyed, church properties to be confiscated and many more unfortunate events against the favor of many Christians. Most importantly, there were large persecutions of Christians by the Roman government. Like all conquerors, Constantine believed he was sent a “sign,” a cross…

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    Sometimes I wonder where and how did Christianity originate and how did it become a universal religion rather than a local religion. Well, it all started in the Roman Empire, during this time period there was a lot of despair and there was a huge gap between the rich and the poor. The Roman Empire was also split into two parts, the Eastern part and the Western part. At first the Roman Empire tolerated all religions as long as they paid their taxes, respected their Roman gods, respected their…

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    Do you know how Christianity spread? Do you know how Rome was saved? In this essay, I will be talking about how Constantine saved Rome and spread Christianity. His father, Flavius Valerius Constantius, was one of the members of the army. In 208, Constantine 's father left his wife and married the stepdaughter of Maximian and he was elevated to the deputy emperor under Maximian. Since his father was the Deputy Emperor Constantine wanted to fight battles with his father so he joined the army.…

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    Constantine The Great

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    Churches were destroyed and scriptures were burned. It became illegal to turn away from Roman’s pagan beliefs. Christians became martyrs. They were horrifically brutalized, whipped, burned, tied to trees and ripped apart by the limbs. Christians faced more persecution and horrible deaths than ever before. In 313 AD Christianity as it had been known in the earlier centuries became forever changed. Constantine the Great, born as Flavius Valerius Constantinus became known as a Saint to the…

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    Emperor Constantine, unlike Alexius was not born a Christian, he became a Christian during his life. Eusebius’s description of Constantine’s moment of conversion is a very memorable part of the book: “Knowing well that he would need more powerful aid than an army can supply, he [Contantine] sought a God to aid him…This God he began to invoke in prayer, beseeching and imploring him to show who he was, and to stretch out his right hand to assist him in his plans…About the time of the Midday sun,…

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