CONSTANTINE the GREAT
Constantine the Great (272 AD – 337 AD), Constantine I or Saint Constantine was a Roman Emperor from 306 to 337 AD. Born in the city of Naissus, (today Niš…
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Constantine the Great, aka Saint Constantine. Well known for being the 1st emperor to convert to Christianity. Constantine issued the Edict of Milan, which proclaimed tolerance of all religions throughout the empire. He fought successfully against the Franks, Alamanni, Visigoths, and Sarmatians. He built a residence at Byzantium, naming it New Rome. However, in Constantine's honor, people called it Constantinople, which would later be the capital of the Byzantine Empire for over 1000 years.
Tarantula Brooch,Jewelry from Different Periods-House of Hemmerle
In 300 AD, Emperor Constantine established Constantinople in Byzantium as the capital of the Roman Empire. After the end of the western Roman empire in 476 AD, Constantinople and Byzantium still survived until 1204 as the Byzantine Empire. During this period jewelry designing was highly advanced and was a synthesis of the craftsmanship of ancient Greece and Rome, the symbolism of Christianity and the stylistic trends of the east. The mosaics at the Ravenna in Italy depict the climax in jewel...
Arch of Constantine, Rome, October 2010
The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected by the Roman Senate to commemorate Constantine I's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312 AD. Rome, Italy
Ten Basic Facts about the NT Canon that Every Christian Should Memorize: #8: “The NT Canon Was Not Decided at Nicea—Nor Any Other Church Council.” - Canon Fodder
This is the Roman Emperor Constantine. He is considered the second most influential man in history. In 315 Rome was in civil war and Constantine was on the losing side with a broken army, fighting his last battle at Milvian Bridge. He turned to Christianity to fire up his troops and it worked -- their fervor made up for their weak numbers and he won, seizing all of falling Rome. He made Christianity the official religion and outlined the current Catholic mass. He altered the course of the wo...
A female sitting statue with portrait head of Helen, mother of Constantine the Great. Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Nuovo, Hall of the Emperors (Roma, Musei capitolini, Palazzo Nuovo, Sala degli imperatori)
Helen, wife of Emperor Constantius Chlorus (Constantius I), mother of Emperor Constantine the Great, Roman statue, head and body do not belong, (head) 4th century AD, (body) 2nd century AD, (Palazzo Nuovo, Rome).
Constantine the Great 274 – 337
Constantine the Great 274 – 337 | Flickr - Fotosharing! Statue on the south side of the Minster in York, England. Near here Constantine the Great was proclaimed Roman Emperor in 306. His recognition of the civil liberties of his Christian subjects and his own conversion to the Faith, established the religious foundation of Western Christendom.