Constantine The Great The First Christian Ruler Of Rome

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Constantine the Great or Constantine I was the emperor of Rome from 306 to 337 AD. He was born Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus May 22, 337 AD. In Naissus, Moesia Superior (present-day Serbia). He was the first emperor of Rome to be Christian. “And thus by this wholesome counsel and most upright provision we thought to arrange that no one whatsoever should be denied the opportunity to give his heart to the observance of the Christian religion, of that religion which he should think best for himself, so that the Supreme Deity, to whose worship we freely yield our hearts may show in all things His usual favor and benevolence”. He was declared emperor a series of civil wars ...view middle of the document...

He completed the reconstruction of military bases begun under his father's rule, and ordered the repair of the region's roadways. He also enforced policy’s that were completely new to Rome. He also created a new capital for the Roman Empire, this capital was built to focus on the important and spread of Christianity throughout Rome, and later throughout the world. The following is a quote from a leader after Constantine’s death. “He erected all the needed edifices for a great capital---a hippodrome, fountains, porticoes and other beautiful adornments. He named it Constantinople and New Rome---and established it as the Roman capital for all the inhabitants of the North, the South, the East, and the shores of the Mediterranean, from the cities on the Danube and from Epidamnus and the Ionian Gulf to Cyrene and Libya."
( Sozomen (d. c. A.D. 450) Ecclesiastical History, II.3).
As Constantine began to rise in power and statues, he also attracted attention form people trying to stop what he was for. He attracted people who didn’t like what he was trying to do with the Roman Empire. He had to fight many civil wars to fight for what he believed in....

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