Constantine I. R. 306-337. Constantine was the 1st Christian emperor. Constantine decided to establish a new Eastern capital representing the integration of the east into the Roman Empire as a whole. He settled on the Greek city of Byzantium, located in strategic spot. The residents spontaneously decided to rename the city Constantinople. Relics of the True Cross & the Rod of Moses protected the city. The Church of the Holy Apostles was built over a temple to Aphrodite. It was the “New…

Constantine I. R. 306-337. Constantine was the 1st Christian emperor. Constantine decided to establish a new Eastern capital representing the integration of the east into the Roman Empire as a whole. He settled on the Greek city of Byzantium, located in strategic spot. The residents spontaneously decided to rename the city Constantinople. Relics of the True Cross & the Rod of Moses protected the city. The Church of the Holy Apostles was built over a temple to Aphrodite. It was the “New…

Battle for the Western Empire - Emperor Constantine the Great - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/guest-bloggers/emperor-constantine-the-great.html

Battle for the Western Empire - Emperor Constantine the Great - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/guest-bloggers/emperor-constantine-the-great.html

Medallion of Constantine the Great, c.315 AD.  The Chi Rho symbol is visible on the headgear.

Medallion of Constantine the Great, c.315 AD. The Chi Rho symbol is visible on the headgear.

This is the head of Constantine the Great.  He converted empire to Christianity.  Establishes freedom of religion.

This is the head of Constantine the Great. He converted empire to Christianity. Establishes freedom of religion.

Christian Symbolism on coins of Constantine the Great

Christian Symbolism on coins of Constantine the Great

Who Was Constantine the Great?: Constantine

Who Was Constantine the Great?

Who Was Constantine the Great?: Constantine

Emperor Constantine in the fourth century CE made the capital Constantinepole. Separate emperors ruled from it after his death. Pictured here is a bust of Constantine.

Emperor Constantine in the fourth century CE made the capital Constantinepole. Separate emperors ruled from it after his death. Pictured here is a bust of Constantine.

May 18 332 - Constantine the great announces free amounts of food to citizens in Constantinople

May 18 332 - Constantine the great announces free amounts of food to citizens in Constantinople

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