Updated throughout to take into account the latest research on the subject, emperor constantine provides a convenient and concise introduction to one of the most important figures in ancient historytaking into account the historiographical debates of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, hans a pohlsander: describes the roman world into which constantine was born assesses constantine's. Antony takes up life of solitude 280 constantine born 337 constantine entered rome the undisputed ruler of the west, the first roman emperor with a cross in his diadem wavering believer. Constantine became the first christian roman emperor and his founding of the city of constantinople brought about the beginning of the east roman empire which today we call byzantium constantine's exposure to imperial life began early when he was taken to the court of diocletian. The founder of constantinople and first emperor of the glorious hellenized empire that is known as the byzantine empire enjoy.
Constantine was roman emperor (ad 306-337) he was the first roman emperor to convert to christianity with co-emperor licinius, he issued the edict of milan in 313, which proclaimed tolerance of all religions throughout the empire. Sources as the emperor who empowered christianity throughout the roman empire and moved the roman capital to the banks of the bosphorus, constantine was a ruler of major historical importance, but he has always been a controversial figure  the fluctuations in constantine's reputation reflect the nature of the ancient sources for his reign. By the time of the emperor trajan, in the late first century ce, the roman empire, with about fifty million inhabitants, encompassed the whole of the mediterranean, britain, much of northern and central europe and the near east.
Constantine and his contributions introduction the era of constantine is considered to be one of the most successful eras of the roman emperors that not only brought various changes to the pagan rituals but also made different contributions for the people of rome. Roman emperor constantine's conversion to christianity constantine is the first roman emperor to convert to christianity he did so after witnessing the sight of a cross in the sky along with his entire army. Constantine i or constantine the great (kŏn´stəntēn, –tīn), 288–337, roman emperor, bnaissus (present-day niš, serbia) he was the son of constantius i and helena and was named in full flavius valerius constantinus rise to power when his father was made caesar (subemperor), constantine was left at the court of the emperor diocletian, where he was under the watchful eye of galerius.
Constantine coin flavius valerius constantinus — constantine i or constantine the great — was the son of constantius i and helena he was born in the roman province of mossia (present-day serbia) sometime between ad 271 and 273. Constantine would be emperor of the west and licinius in the east in 313, they signed the edict of milan which stated that christians would no longer be persecuted in the roman empire constantine now considered himself a follower of the christian faith. The first person to establish public clinics throughout the roman empire where the poor, the injured and the helpless received medical care, was the emperor constantine this great king was the first roman ruler to champion the cause of christ.
The life of the blessed emperor constantine by eusebius pamphilus modernized and introduced by stephen tomkins edited and prepared for the web by dan graves. Constantine i (306 - 337 ad) by hans a pohlsander suny albany introduction the emperor constantine has rightly been called the most important emperor of late antiquity. Constantine the great (latin: flavius valerius aurelius constantinus augustus greek: κωνσταντῖνος ὁ μέγας 27 february c 272 ad – 22 may 337 ad), also known as constantine i, was a roman emperor who ruled between 306 and 337 ad.
Constantine has earned a place in history for many reasons—not least because he brought to an end the persecutions of christians by the pagan roman empire. Constantine was the son of a roman official and his christian concubine this placed him in line to succeed the throne of the western roman empire at age 31, he prepared to attack his chief rival with an army outnumbered 4-to-1. Constantine i was roman emperor from 306 to 337 ce realizing that the roman empire was too large for one man to adequately rule, emperor diocletian (284-305 ce) split the empire into two, creating a tetrachy or rule of four. Conversion experience the bishop reported that on october 28, 312, at noon, god intervened in the life of the emperor and in the course of history19 constantine was in route to rome in an attempt to defeat maxentius, who was a political rival.
The emperor constantine changed the world by making the roman empire christian eusebius wrote his life and preserved his letters so that his policy would continue. Constantine spent most of his childhood in roman military camps accompanying his father when constancio cloro was proclaimed caesar of the western alps in the 293, constantine was sent to the court of the emperor diocleciano, that would accompany on his expedition to egypt in the year 296.
The emperor constantine is celebrated as a saint in the orthodox church, although not the western church his great merit, from a christian point of view, was in legalizing christianity. Constantine i was a roman emperor who ruled early in the 4th century he was the first christian emperor and saw the empire begin to become a christian state constantine i was born circa 280 in. Constantine (272 - 337 ce), also known as constantine the great or constantine i, was an emperor of the roman empire he is most noted for his official conversion to christianity and the shift of power in the empire to the east, which began the empire's transformation into the byzantine empire.