Category: Constantine I

How Constantine the Great influenced the development of Christianity

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The early Christian community was merely one of the many religious groups that existed in the Roman Empire. The Roman government however, viewed them with suspicion and persecuted them for their refusal to conform. After centuries of persecution, the destiny of Christianity changed when the Roman emperor Constantine I became Christian. His decision changed the ….  Read More

What is a Tetrarchy?

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Tetrarchy, the joint rule of four Roman emperors, was the brainchild of Diocletian. Born out of necessity, its purpose was to defend the Roman Empire from conflicts on multiple fronts. To facilitate his administration, Diocletian divided the Roman Empire into the East and the West. Each division would have an Augustus (senior emperor) and a ….  Read More