04.22.09.Constantine.Christianity

04.22.09.Constantine.Christianity - GREEK AND ROMAN...

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GREEK AND ROMAN RELIGIONS 04.22.09: Constantine and Christianity
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Constantine and Christianity
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When we last left our empire… Diocletian and Maximian abdicate their positions as Augusti in 305 CE Constantius (Constantine’s father) raised to Augustus in 305. In the East, Galerius takes charge. Succession looks like it work… Then Constantius dies in 306… and dispute over succession in the West between Flavius Valerius Severus and Constantine (the actual son of Constantius, who was acclaimed by his troops)
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Empire (cont’d) Maxentius, the son of Maximian revolts and declares himself Augustus in the West. Shares rule with his father in exchange for his support, forces Severus to Ravenna Galerius invades in 307 and loses In 308, at conference at Carnutum, Maxentius’ claim to being Augustus denied and Licinius is appointed Meanwhile, Constantine has control of his father’s army and provinces…
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Empire (cont’d) By 311, relations between Constantine and Maximian sour, and Constantine forms an alliance in Licinius October 12, 312 – Constantine defeats Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge outside of Rome 312-324 – Constantine and Licinius engaged in a civil war, with the former eventually winning
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Battle of the Milvian Bridge (1520-24, Giulio Romano) “He said that about noon, when the day was already beginning to decline, he saw with
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