Constantine IV

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  • The Different Side Of Events In Procopius's The Secret History

    seen in the way that he goes after his stepson and wife’s lover, Theodosius. Once he is told of what has been going on, he orders his men to get rid of Theodosius (Page43). However, Belisarius was known to have mood swings and to command his followers on a whim. His men knowing this did not follow through with the order to get rid of Theodosius (Page43). They are also many examples of Antonina acting and reacting out of emotion, and how these reaction affect those around her. One such example can be seen after Belisarius tried to get rid of Theodosius. When she heard that Constantine had said, “If I’d been in your shoes, I should have got rid of the woman rather than the youngster” (Page43) she reacted out of emotion. She was able to hold on to her dislike of Constantine until the right moment. Once Antonina was able to convince her husband that she did nothing wrong, she was able to get her revenge on Constantine. She did this by cutting out his tongue and throwing it to sea, and then later convincing her husband to kill him (Page44). To continue on, there are also many different example of how Justinian and Theodora mistreated the people under their rule. He portrayed Justinian as someone who would take other people’s wealth and property, all the while killing anyone who go in his way. He furthered this portrayal of Justinian, by going so far as to say that Justinian was a demon in human form. He mentions that a few people had been witness to seeing Justinian change forms…

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  • Constantine And Christianity: The Conversion Of Christianity In Rome

    of peace, to AD 313, when Constantine ended it with the Edict of Milan. One of the supporters of this persecution was Emperor Diocletian. Beginning in AD 303, Diocletian’s persecution of Christians was the worst and final persecution in the Roman Empire. Diocletian dictated that the Church at Nicomedia be demolished and the scriptures burned. Christian men, women, and children were gathered together and told to offer a collective sacrifice to pagan gods. If they refused, they were executed. …

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  • Rome: How Did Christianity Become A Universal Religion

    Emperor Constantine was the emperor of the Western part of the Roman Empire. He ended the persecution of Christians by establishing the Edict of Milan. Which stated that the Roman Empire would tolerate all religions. But, before it was official for the whole Roman Empire, Emperor Licinius (the emperor of the Eastern part) had to sign the Edict of Milan, and he did. Both Emperors Constantine and Licinius met “under happy auspices” for the signing of the Edict of Milan. The Edict of Milan also…

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  • Augustus Compare And Contrast Essay

    Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus, “Constantine”. Both of these men inspired changes for the Roman Empire, such as: political reforms, spiritual reforms, and social reforms. This paper will discuss which of the two men should have been deemed the true “Augusti”. The decline of Rome was sharp, but had long lasting effects. Rome’s social environment, economic system, currency, and its allies deteriorated. This…

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  • The Influence Of Constantine's Conversion To Christianity

    Constantine is one of the most powerful men in Rome, he became the emperor in 306. His conversion to Christianity had a huge impact on the Church and the religion itself. Constantine had a vision right before Milvian Bridge battle. He and his army saw a cross of light in the sky above the sun with words that are in Greek. The words were In hoc signo vinces, which translates to In this sign conquer. Later that night, Constantine had a dream, he saw Christ, who had a message for him. Christ told…

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  • Constantine The Emperor David Potter Analysis

    growth of Constantine’s power and with it the development of Christianity. David Potter, author of Constantine the Emperor, argues that Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus, or more commonly known as Constantine, “is best known as the emperor of Rome who converted to Christianity and in doing so made it possible for Christianity to become a world religion.” With the growth of Christianity Potter’s assertion is hard to argue – Constantine does indeed deserve his place as the most…

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  • Constantine I: The Most Appropriate Empires In Ancient Rome

    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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  • Roman And Han Empires: A Comparative Analysis

    The Roman and Han Empires were the greatest empires in history. Both empires showed great military forces, strived in economic trade, and their territories covered vasts amounts of land, yet they both had an unfortunate collapse. Although the Roman and Han empires are similar politically and socially in that there was conflict between the statuses there were also differences. In both Imperial Rome and Han China there was a social unrest during the collapses of the empires. The society of the Han…

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  • St. Constantine's Religion

    In the lead up to his showdown with his imperial rival Maxentius, St. Constantine seems to have seen some kind of phenomenon in the sky that reminded him of a cross. So he prayed for victory to the Christian god, who he knew, because of his Christian mother. When he went on to win an against-all-odds victory and found himself ruler of the Roman Empire, he did what any superstitious Roman soldier would have done - he kept his end of the bargain. He converted to the Christian faith and honored…

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  • Constantine The Great And The Battle Of Milvian Bridge

    the most influential incidents in Roman history, the Battle of Milvian Bridge. On the 28th of October 312 A.D., two of the greatest authorities at the time faced off on the outskirts of Rome. Constantine the Great engaged with his 40,000 troops against Maxentius, who had 100,000 men at his disposal. The victor of this battle would determine the course of Rome 's history for the centuries to come. Though the odds seemed uneven, Constantine destroyed Maxentius and his army.…

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