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During the rule of Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (reigned 306–337), Christianity became a dominant religion of the Roman Empire

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Real Constantine with St. helen. 27 February c. 272 AD – 22 May 337 AD, also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine, Roman Emperor from 306 to 337 AD. Constantine enacted many administrative, financial, social, and military reforms to strengthen the empire. Saint Helen (c. 250 – c. 330) mother of Constantine, an important figure in the history of Christianity and the world due to her influence on her son and her own contributions in placing Christianity at the heart of Western…

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Colossal marble head of Emperor ConstantineThe age of Constantine marked a distinct epoch in the history of the Roman Empire. He built a new imperial residence at Byzantium and named it New Rome. However, in Constantine's honor, the Romans called it Constantinople, which would later be the capital of what is now known as the Byzantine Empire for over one thousand years. Because of this, he is thought of as the founder of the Byzantine Empire

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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…

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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.

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Constantine the Great - Roman Emperor from 306 to 337 and the first to convert to Christianity, he founded a "New Rome" at Constantinople (now Istanbul).

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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…

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