Constantine and Licinius soon disputed among themselves for the empire. Constantine attacked his adversary for the first time intaking the dioceses of Pannonia and Moesia from him. A truce between them lasted 10 years.
Sources[ edit ] Constantine was a ruler of major importance, and he has always been a controversial figure.
One of the most profound episodes affecting Church history involved Emperor Constantine and his decrees against God’s laws. Yet the Church of God held fast. Constantine the Great is known in history as the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity. However, legends and archaeological evidence suggest a different story– it seems that Constantine had a secret about his faith which was hidden for centuries. The History of Constantine is a series of tapestries designed by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens and Italian artist Pietro da Cortona depicting the life of Constantine I, .
These are abundant and detailed,  but they have been strongly influenced by the official propaganda of the period  and are often one-sided;  no contemporaneous histories or biographies dealing with his life and rule have survived.
Although not Christian, the epitomes paint a favourable image of Constantine but omit reference to Constantine's religious policies. Being described as a tolerant and politically skilled man,  Constantius advanced through the ranks, earning the governorship of Dalmatia from Emperor Diocletiananother of Aurelian's companions from Illyricumin or Each emperor would have his own court, his own military and administrative faculties, and each would rule with a separate praetorian prefect as chief lieutenant.
The division was merely pragmatic: Constantius left Helena to marry Maximian's stepdaughter Theodora in or Each would be subordinate to their respective Augustus senior emperor but would act with supreme authority in his assigned lands. This system would later be called the Tetrarchy.
Diocletian's first appointee for the office of Caesar was Constantius; his second was Galeriusa native of Felix Romuliana. According to Lactantius, Galerius was a brutal, animalistic man. Although he shared the paganism of Rome's aristocracy, he seemed to them an alien figure, a semi-barbarian.
Constantine went to the court of Diocletian, where he lived as his father's heir presumptive.
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He may have attended the lectures of Lactantius, a Christian scholar of Latin in the city. Constantine was nonetheless a prominent member of the court: In the months that followed, churches and scriptures were destroyed, Christians were deprived of official ranks, and priests were imprisoned.
In a parallel ceremony in Milan, Maximian did the same.
According to Lactantius, the crowd listening to Diocletian's resignation speech believed, until the very last moment, that Diocletian would choose Constantine and Maxentius Maximian's son as his successors.
Constantius and Galerius were promoted to Augusti, while Severus and Maximinus DaiaGalerius' nephew, were appointed their Caesars respectively. Constantine and Maxentius were ignored. They assert that Galerius assigned Constantine to lead an advance unit in a cavalry charge through a swamp on the middle Danubemade him enter into single combat with a lion, and attempted to kill him in hunts and wars.
Constantine always emerged victorious: His career depended on being rescued by his father in the west. Constantius was quick to intervene. After a long evening of drinking, Galerius granted the request. Constantine's later propaganda describes how he fled the court in the night, before Galerius could change his mind.The History of Constantine is a series of tapestries designed by Flemish artist Peter Paul Rubens and Italian artist Pietro da Cortona depicting the life of Constantine I, .
Constantine I was born circa in Naissus, Moesia (now Niš, Serbia). His father became the Western Roman emperor in ; after his father's death, Constantine fought to take power. Of Constantine's early years, we know only that he was born in Illyria, a region in the Balkans.
His father, Constantius Chlorus, was already a Roman official on the rise. The Great Emperor Constantine’s victory at Milvian Bridge in AD forever changed the path of Western civilization as we know it. In ad , there occurred an event unprecedented in the history of the Roman Empire.
Emperor Diocletian voluntarily abdicated to live the simple life of a farmer on. Constantine the Great is known in history as the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity.
However, legends and archaeological evidence suggest a different story– it seems that Constantine had a secret about his faith which was hidden for centuries.
The Byzantine Empire was a vast and powerful civilization with origins that can be traced to A.D., when the Roman emperor Constantine I dedicated a “New Rome” on the site of the ancient.