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  Battle of Milvian Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Milvian Bridge took place on October 28, 312 between the Roman Emperors Constantine the Great and Maxentius.
The underlying cause of the battle was the five-year-long dispute between Constantine and Maxentius over control of the Western Roman Empire.
Finally, a bridge of boats set up alongside the Milvian Bridge, over which many of the troops were escaping, collapsed, and those men stranded on the north bank of the Tiber were either taken prisoner or killed.
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The Battle of Milvian Bridge is one of the seminal events in western history.
Milvian Bridge was a culmination of a 6 year struggle for control of the Western Roman Empire between Constantine and Maxentius.
Despite the fame of this battle, there is a lack of information on the field of battle and the exact numbers of troops involved.
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 Milvian Bridge
The Milvian Bridge was first built by Gaius Claudius Nero on 206 B. Marcus Aemilius Scaurus rebuilt the bridge in 115 BC.
Milvian Bridge Day, October 28, is a day of reflection, discussion and debate regarding the place of religion in society.
This is the Milvian Bridge as it appears in 2006.
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 Battle of Milvian Bridge: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Battle of Milvian Bridge took place on October 28, EHandler: no quick summary.
The underlying cause of the battle was the five-year-long dispute between Constantine and Maxentius over control of the western half of the empire.
He credited his victory at the Milvian Bridge to the god of the Christians, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/ba/battle_of_milvian_bridge.htm   (1507 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Battle of Milvian Bridge Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On the evening of October 27, with the armies preparing for battle, Constantine reportedly had a vision as he looked toward the setting sun.
The Greek letters XP ("Chi-Rho", the first two letters of "Christ") intertwined along with a cross appeared emblazoned on the sun, along with the inscription "In Hoc Signo Vinces" — Latin for "Under this sign, you will conquer." Constantine, who was a pagan at the time, put the symbol on his solders' shields.
Finally, a bridge of boats set up alongside the Milvian Bridge, over which many of the troops were escaping, collapsed, and those men stranded on the north bank of the Tiber were either taken prisoner or killed, with Maxentius numbered among the dead.
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 Arch of Constantine, Rome (Photo Archive)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312 CE was the decisive moment in Constantine's quest for power.
The tyrant mentioned is Maxentius and the battle is that of the Milvian Bridge.
The soldiers of Constantine are on the bridge while Maxentius'; troops are fighting for the lives in the water under the bridge.
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 Arch of Constantine -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill.
It was erected to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312 AD.
It continues on the southern, "outward" looking face, with the siege of a city, probably Verona, which was of great importance to the war in Northern Italy; also on that face, the Battle of Milvian Bridge with Constantine's army victorious and the enemy drowning in the river Tiber.
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 Mithras   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
312 Maxentius was routed at the Battle of Milvian Bridge, thus leaving Constantine’s claim unchallenged.
Immediately before this crucial battle Constantine is said to have had a vision—later reinforced by a prophetic dream—of a luminescent cross hanging in the sky.
In any case the Roman Senate, after the Battle of Milvian Bridge, erected a triumphal arch in the Coliseum.
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There, in a bloody struggle, the future of the Empire was decided on October 28 at the battle of Milvian Bridge.
Victory for Constantine in one battle was not followed by a string of successes, and a temporary peace established new frontiers.
Following the battle at Milvian Bridge, Constantine destroyed the Castra Praetoria, the centuries-old barracks of the Praetorian Guard.
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 Constantine I (The Great)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Some important events of his reign included the issuance of the Edict of Milan, which ended the persecution of Christians and made their worship legal, the battle of the Milvian Bridge, and the completion of the political and economic reforms begun under Diocletian.
One of the famous stories told about Constantine is that of his vision from God on the night before the battle of the Milvian Bridge.
Constantine won the day with a decisive victory and Maxentius, thrown from the Milvian Bridge, was drowned when the weight of his armor caused him to sink into the mud and ooze at the bottom of the River Tiber.
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 "A Different Sort of Christian, a Different Sort of Christ: The Conversion of Constantine The Great," by ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After all, he did march on Rome with the belief that the Christian God would grant him victory, and, although it was Constantine's army that defeated Maxentius' in battle, it was the breaking of the bridge that killed Maxentius and won the war.
Whether or not he saw the breaking of the bridge of boats as a miracle, he was victorious, and this would have a profound effect upon him.
After the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, Constantine acted in a manner consistent with the above conclusions.
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 The Arch of Constantine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After the death of his father in York, the position was open, but Constantine had no legal right to the title and both Constantine and Maxentius, the ruler of Rome, claimed the title of Augustus of the western empire.
The battle of Milvian Bridge ended the confusion and resulted in the defeat of Maxentius.
Constantine is riding a four-horse chariot to the left and his army is marching in front of him with prisoners that they have captured.
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 October 28 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
October 28 is the 301st day of the year (302nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 64 days remaining.
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Another battle was fought at sea on the Hellespont later in the month, and on September 18, 324, the last confrontation took place at Chrysopolis, where Constantine was again the victor.
A second battle was fought at Adrianople on August 9, 378, between Emperor Valens and the Goths.
The battle of Adrianople was felt more deeply and politically than the number of casualties warranted.
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 Rome Unleashed - Constantine the Great
When Maxentius, who had seized Italy and North Africa, and Constantine, who had succeeded his father to become emperor in 306, had attempted to seize the empire, a conflict developed between the two: each of whom were attempting to rule the Roman Empire.
In 312, Constantine defeated Maxentius at Turin and Verona, then at the battle of Milvian Bridge.
Constantine used his power to promote Christianity, the religion that he adopted after he saw a vision of a cross while fighting the battle at the Milvian Bridge.
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 Battle of Cibalae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Cibalae was fought on October 8, 314, between the forces of Constantine I and Licinius.
This article about a battle of Ancient Roman history is a stub.
This page was last modified 05:31, 5 March 2006.
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 CHURCH HISTORY
This battle brought both good and evil for the Christian Church, and perhaps the professing church has not yet recovered from the effects.
Between Rome and the army of Maxentius was the Tiber River, and crossing it was the Milvian Bridge.
On the evening before the battle, Constantine claimed to have seen a cross above the sun as it was setting in the west.
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 Constantine the Great   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Constantine, however, managed to unite the Empire through a series of military successes culminating in defeat of his principal western rival Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge in 312.
Yet although Constantine had unified the Empire under a single ruler, the same military and political expediencies that had led Diocletian to seek a capital in the east finally led Constantine to the same result.
Constantine attributed his victory at the Battle of Milvian Bridge to his having fought it under the sign of Christ--because of a dream on the eve of battle.
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 "A Different Sort of Christian, a Different Sort of Christ: The Conversion of Constantine The Great," by ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Roman Emperor Constantine the Great converted to Christianity after the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, for he believed that he had been granted victory by the Christian God.
This paper demonstrates that Constantine converted to Christianity, through the examination of the circumstances that surrounded the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, such as Constantine's motives for attack, his vision and dream, and the effect that his victory had on his religious views.
The personal views of Constantine, as they appear in the Edict of Milan and letters issued by Constantine shortly after the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, will also be noted in order to show Constantine's favorable attitude towards Christians.
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 Church History: The Christian Empire-- 313-476   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Constantine at the Battle of Milvian Bridge, detail from painting by Raphael
Just outside of Rome, Constantine won the Battle of Milvian (Mulvian) Bridge against Maxentius.
"Constantine at the Battle of Milvian Bridge" is a detail from painting by Raphael in An Outline of Christianity: The Story of Our Civilization, Vol.
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 Introduction to the Nicene Creed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
On the other hand, it was threatened not only by persecution, but also by ideas that were in conflict with the biblical witness.
In A.D. 312, Constantine won control of the Roman Empire in the battle of Milvian Bridge.
To counter a widening rift within the church, Constantine convened a council in Nicaea in A.D. A creed reflecting the position of Alexander and Athanasius was written and signed by a majority of the bishops.
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His Labarum bore the likeness of the "sign" he saw in the heavens prior to the Battle of Milvian Bridge or Saxa Rubra (red stones).
Constantine" Page of the site for a further description of this battle and his Labarum.
LAMENATA A more recent term now coming into use for Lorica Segmentata body armor.
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 Tables of History : A.D. 300 - 399
One of the contenders for the imperial title, Constantine (later "the Great") wins a decisive and final battle at the Milvian Bridge just outside Rome, and becomes emperor.
Near Köln, the eldest known bridge across the Rhine is erected.
Roman Emperor Constantine "the Great" moves his capital to the new city of Constantinople ("Constantine's City"), located by the old Greek city of Byzantion.
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