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  Constantine I - LoveToKnow 1911
Maximianus thereupon recognized Constantine as Augustus (A.D. 307); their alliance was confirmed by the marriage of Constantine with Fausta, the daughter of Maximianus, and the father and son-in-law held the consulship, which, however, was not recognized in the East.
Constantine, with his customary union of prudence and decision, tacitly ignored this arrangement; he continued to bear the title of Augustus, and in 309, when he himself was proclaimed consul (with Licinius) in the East, no consuls were recognized in his dominions.
Constantine was preparing to lead his army in person, when he was taken ill, and after a vain trial of the baths at Helenopolis, died at Ancyrona, a suburb of Nicomedia, on the 22nd of May, having received Christian baptism shortly before at the hands of Eusebius.
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 Constantine I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Constantine is best remembered in modern times for the Edict of Milan in 313, which fully legalized Christianity in the Empire, for the first time, and the Council of Nicaea in 325; these actions are considered major factors in the spreading of the Christian religion.
Constantine was born at Naissus (modern Niš, Serbia) in the province of Moesia Superior on 27 February 272 or 273, to Roman general, Constantius Chlorus, and his first wife Helena, an innkeeper's daughter who at the time was only sixteen years old.
Constantine's main goal was stability, and he tried to achieve that by immediate, often brutal punitive expeditions against rebellious tribes, demonstrating his military power by conquering the enemies on their own side of the Rhine frontier, and slaughtering many prisoners during games in the arena.
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 Constantine I of Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
King Constantine I of the Hellenes (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος A', Βασιλεύς των Ελλήνων) (2 August 1868 - 11 January 1923), ruled Greece from 1913-1917 and from 1920-1922.
As Crown Prince, Constantine was instrumental in the organization of the 1896 Summer Olympics, appointing a committee to prepare Athens for the Games and keeping a close watch to ensure that their tasks were completed.
Through his mother, Constantine was a direct matrilineal descendant of Empress Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamatera (1155-1211), wife of Emperor Alexios III (cf Byzantine descent of Danish royals of Greece).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Constantine_I_of_Greece   (680 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Constantine the Great
Constantine increased the severity of the earlier law forbidding the concubinage of a free woman with a slave, and the Church did not regard this measure with disfavour.
Constantine was liberal to prodigality, was generous in almsgiving, and adorned the Christian churches magnificently.
Of Constantine's sons the eldest, Constantine II, showed decided leanings to heathenism, and his coins bear many pagan emblems; the second and favourite son, Constantius, was a more pronounced Christian, but it was Arian Christianity to which he adhered.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04295c.htm   (5918 words)

  
 Roman Emperors - DIR Constantine I
Flavius Valerius Constantinus, the future emperor Constantine, was born at Naissus in the province of Moesia Superior, the modern Nish in Serbia, on 27 February of 271, 272, or 273.
Constantine convened a synod of bishops to hear the complaint; the synod met in Rome's Lateran Council and is known as the Synod of Rome.
"Constantine's Epistle to the Bishops at the Council of Arles: A Defense of Imperial Authorship." JRH 17 (1993) 274-89.
www.roman-emperors.org /conniei.htm   (5004 words)

  
 Constantine (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Constantine is a 2005 film based on the Hellblazer comic book, with some plot elements being taken from the "Dangerous Habits" arc (issues #41-46).
In Los Angeles we see John Constantine perform an exorcism on a young female teenager; although he is successful he is unnerved by the boldness of the demon, who attempted to leave the girl's body to cross over into humankind's realm.
When Constantine is about to leave the graveyard, Chas appears as an angel and is dressed as Gabriel was previously, implying that he is Gabriel's replacement.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Constantine_(film)   (790 words)

  
 Constantine I (emperor) - Phantis
Constantine is best remembered in modern times for the Edict of Milan in 313 and the Council of Nicaea in 325, which fully legalized and then legitimized Christianity in the Empire for the first time.
Young Constantine was well educated and served at the court of Diocletian in Nicomedia, after the appointment of his father as one of the two caesares(junior emperors) of the Tetrarchy in 293.
Constantine was also known for being ruthless with his political enemies, deposing the Eastern Roman Emperor Licinius, his brother-in-law, by strangulation in 325 even though he had publicly promised not to execute him upon Licinius' surrender in 324.
wiki.phantis.com /index.php/Constantine_I_(emperor)   (2088 words)

  
 Constantine I, Roman emperor. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Before the battle Constantine, who was already sympathetic toward Christianity, is said by Eusebius of Caesarea to have seen in the sky a flaming cross inscribed with the words, “In this sign thou shalt conquer.” He adopted the cross and was victorious.
Constantine was now sole ruler of the empire, and in a reign of peace he set about rebuilding the strength of old Rome.
The chief contemporary historians of Constantine’s reign are Lactantius and Eusebius.
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 Constantine I
Constantine I was born to Constantius Chlorus and his (possible) concubine Helena, who some historians relate was a bar-maid.
Constantine, who had been sent to live at the court of Diocletian (some historians make the claim that he was sent as a hostage), joined his father for a campaign against the Picts in modern day Scotland, and upon the death of Constantius in AD 306, was proclaimed Augustus by his troops.
Constantine invaded Thrace in force, and defeated the forces of Licinius, who, along with Martinian, surrendered, and agreed to abdicate.
www.celatorsart.com /bio_constantine.html   (1415 words)

  
 Roman Emperors - DIR -Constantine II
Constantine II, whose full name was Flavius Claudius Constantinus, was the son of Constantine I and Fausta.
Following the death of their father on 22 May 337, and the subsequent murder of other relatives and heirs,[[9]] Constantine II and his two brothers met in the first part of September 337 in Pannonia where they were acclaimed Augusti by the army to apportion the empire among themselves.
The authors of PLRE wrongly claim that Constantine II was a bastard of Constantine I (A. Jones, J. Martindale, and J. Morris, The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire [Cambridge, 1971], s.
www.roman-emperors.org /conii.htm   (1051 words)

  
 First World War.com - Who's Who - King Constantine I
Constantine I (1868-1923), the eldest son of George I, who came to power with the assassination of his father in 1913, ruled Greece twice, from 1913-17 and again from 1920-22.
This task was complicated by the plain fact that his government, led by Eleutherios Venizelos, was determinedly pro-Allied; added to this was the uncomfortable realisation that the Entente Powers were in possession of naval dominance of the Mediterranean.
Despite popular support recently demonstrated at the general election of March 1915 where Venizelos won a landslide victory, Constantine dismissed Venizelos as Prime Minister in October 1915 in view of his increasing support for the Allies, and in his stead placed a succession of puppet premiers, all swayed by the King.
www.firstworldwar.com /bio/constantine.htm   (451 words)

  
 King Constantine I - Phantis
Constantine I, King of the Hellenes (August 2, 1868 - January 11, 1923), ruled Greece from 1913-1917 and from 1920-1922.
This was complicated by the fact that his government, led by Eleftherios Venizelos, was pro-Allied and the fact that the Entente Powers were in possession of naval dominance of the Mediterranean.
He left Greece on June 11, 1917 as he had to abdicate because of his pro-German sentiments and was succeeded to the throne by his second son Alexander as acting King.
wiki.phantis.com /index.php/King_Constantine_I   (457 words)

  
 Constantine - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Constantine forced recognition from Honorius as joint emperor, but his triumph was short.
Framing the sun: the Arch of Constantine and the Roman cityscape.
CONSTANTINE; THE GREATEST ROMAN EMPE An exhibition which opens in York tomorrow marks the debt owed by the modern Church to a Christian convert who rescued a failing empire brought peace and preached tolerance.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/Constnt1R1om.asp   (293 words)

  
 Constantine I, Roman emperor
Constantine I, Roman emperor: Bibliography - Bibliography The chief contemporary historians of Constantine's reign are Lactantius and Eusebius.
Constantine I, Roman emperor: A Christian Empire - A Christian Empire Constantine was now sole ruler of the empire, and in a reign of peace he set...
Constantine I, Roman emperor: Rise to Power - Rise to Power When his father was made caesar (subemperor), Constantine was left at the court of...
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 Constantine First Look - PlayStation 2 News at GameSpot
Posted Dec 20, 2004 3:03 pm PT While THQ just announced it will be publishing Constantine, the upcoming game based on the movie of the same name, we actually had the chance to take a look at a work-in-progress version of it recently.
Constantine was created by comics legend Alan Moore in 1985, and the character stands as one of the most unique antiheroes in DC's pantheon.
Constantine is currently slated to ship early next year for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, which is also when the film will be released.
www.gamespot.com /ps2/action/constantine/preview_6115386.html   (897 words)

  
 Church History: The Christian Empire-- 313-476   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Constantine, head and fragments from a colossal statue: on display in the courtyard of the Palazzo dei Consevatori, Rome.
Constantine claimed that he had a dream in which he saw the Chi-Rho symbol (a monogram composed of the first two Greek letters for the word Christ, X and P) and the words, "By this sign you will conquer."
In 313, Constantine and Licinius, who married Constantine's sister Constantia, agreed to end the persecution of Christians and issued the Edict of Milan.
gbgm-umc.org /umw/bible/ce.stm   (1098 words)

  
 IGN: Constantine Review
Constantine is THQ, SCi, and Bits Studios' attempt to turn Warner Bros.' new film into a videogame.
Constantine's plot is loosely based on the movie, which itself was inspired by the DC-Vertigo Comics Hellblazer fiction; thus, the game assumes that players are already familiar with the fiction's protagonist and his unique abilities.
Sure enough, the curse worked well and pops fell ill. Constantine, in a flurry of guilt, halted the supernatural death sentence he imposed on his caretaker by jamming the cat into a preservative jar of formaldehyde.
ps2.ign.com /articles/587/587952p1.html   (866 words)

  
 Constantine I
One of the great Roman emperors, Constantine rose to power when his father Constantius Chlorus died in the year 306 while campaigning against Scottish tribes.
Constantine is also remembered as the first Roman emperor who embraced Christianity and instituted the buildings and papal dynasty that eventually grew into what is today the Vatican and the Pope.
R - Constantine I seated left on right, receiving Victory on globe from soldier to left; panther to left.
www.dirtyoldcoins.com /natto/id/c.htm   (10909 words)

  
 IGN: Constantine Preview
October 13, 2004 - John Constantine, a true Hellblazer, was originally designed as a blonde, British son of a bitch.
Constantine, an alcoholic chain-smoker, also has some serious ties to the occult.
Controlling John Constantine is simple enough and the button layout is actually quite good considering that you have to manage primary and secondary weapons and spells.
ps2.ign.com /articles/556/556867p1.html   (730 words)

  
 Constantine
He quickly gets down to the business of immersing the viewer in "Constantine's" intriguing environment -- one in which the otherworldly manifestations of heaven and hell are on the verge of being thrown out of their precarious balance right here on Earth.
For the uninitiated, Constantine has been cursed with the lifelong ability to see the true demonic or beatific faces of the "half-breeds" living among us -- intermediaries who have been sent back to Earth to do the bidding of their respective commanders in chief.
An expert in demonology, Constantine has been keeping busy dispatching a disturbing influx of evil half-breeds back to hell, but his intentions are far from being heroic.
www.hollywoodreporter.com /thr/reviews/review_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000790342   (640 words)

  
 The Emperor Constantine and Jerusalem
Some see him as a wily statesman who exploited Christianity for political purposes, while others maintain that the emperor believed wholeheartedly that he had been chosen by the Christian God and that Jesus was his protector and guardian and the cause of his victories in battle.
Although proclaiming tolerance for the old religions, Constantine asserted that ritual purity and sanctity were conditional on obedience to God's sacred laws that is, within the church.
At the same time, Constantine uncovered the site of the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Jesus in Jerusalem, and built on it the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
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 Constantine Review - FilmFocus.Co.UK
In Brief: Constantine, based on the DC comic book Hellblazer, tells the story of John Constantine (Keanu Reeves), a man gifted with the ability to see angels and demons who walk the Earth, and who uses this power to make his living as a supernatural detective.
Constantine secretly hopes to buy his way into heaven by helping those possessed by demons (he is denied entry because of a previous suicide attempt), and may get his chance when a police detective (Rachel Weisz) asks him to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister.
Constantine was directed by Francis Lawrence, whose filmmaking experience has heretofore been exclusively with music videos.
www.filmfocus.co.uk /review.asp?ReviewID=240   (568 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Life and Times of Constantine the Great: The First Christian Emperor, Second Edition, 2003: Books: D. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Constantine and the Bishops: The Politics of Intolerance by H. Drake
The author's treatment of Constantine is not hero worship but a appreciation of the man as a survivor of turbulent times.
The figure of Constantine is carefully portrayed in the mutifaceted aspects of his ever changing family, political, and social world.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1887750614?v=glance   (1908 words)

  
 Constantine - ComingSoon.net Film Database   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Born with a gift he didn't want, the ability to recognize the half-breed angels and demons that walk the earth in human camouflage, Constantine (Keanu Reeves) was driven to take his own life to escape the tormenting clarity of his vision.
Constantine will fight to save your soul but he doesn't want your admiration or your thanks — and certainly not your sympathy.
"Constantine" is based on characters from the DC Comics/Vertigo Hellblazer Graphic Novels.
www.comingsoon.net /films.php?id=6271   (277 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Constantine: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Constantine doesn't try to re-invent the wheel on the third person action adventure formula, but it does throw in a few nifty ideas to make it interesting.
You have complete control over it, but the problem is that aiming and the camera are handled with the same analog stick, so you'll be running around (Constantine runs independent of the camera by the way), trying to aim both the camera and your currently equipped weapon.
Constantine is extremely difficult to maneuver, and is oftentimes much too slow to take on the continuous barrage of demonic hordes.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000784XF8?v=glance   (1917 words)

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