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  Maxentius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maxentius accepted the honour, promised donations to the city's troops, and was publicly acclaimed emperor on October 28, 306.
Maxentius managed to be recognized as emperor in central and southern Italy, the islands of Corsica, Sardinia and Sicily, and the African provinces.
Maxentius of course had consulted soothsayers before battle, as was customary practice, and it can be assumed that they reported favourable omens, esp. as the day of battle would be his dies imperii, the day of his accession to the throne (which was October 28, 306).
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 RCC/Maxentius Folly
Maxentius was the heir apparent for leadership in the west.
Maxentius was a brash young man and although he commanded a numerically superior force, he was a poor general in charge of inexperienced (largely civilian) troops.
Maxentius did fancy himself to protector of Rome and its traditions, and with his death, Rome withered as well and when Constantine took control of the empire he moved the seat of governmental power totally from Rome and placed it in the east at Constantinople in 333 AD.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Roman Emperor (Dominate)
Maxentius and Maximian reigned in the West as augusti co-operating with Constantine as caesar until the Imperial conference at Carnutum in November 308, whereat Constantine confirmed as caesar, Maximian deposed, and Licinius appointed augustus in his place.
Maxentius continued to hold power as a rival Emperor until 312; his father Maximian (the first Emperor to be restored) committed suicide after an attempt to don the purple a third time in 310.
Licinius: son-in-law of Constantius I "Chlorus", half-brother-in-law of Constantine, half-nephew of Maxentius, stepgrandson-in-law of Maximian
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 Roman Emperors DIR Maxentius
Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius, more commonly known as Maxentius, was the child of the Emperor Maximianus Herculius and the Syrian Eutropia; he was born ca.
Galerius' troops were open to Maxentius' promises because they were fighting a civil war between members of the same family; some of the soldiers went over to the enemy.
If it was not enough that Maxentius had to deal with the havoc created by the ineffectual invasions of Severus and Galerius, he also had to deal with his father's attempts to regain the throne between 308 and 310.
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 Emperor Maxentius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius was born around AD 279 as the son of Maximian and his Syrian wife Eutropia.
Maxentius had command of at least four times as great an army, but his troops did not possess the same discipline, nor was Maxentius' an equal general to Constantine.
Maxentius numerically still held the upper hand, but at first decided to rely on the further advantage the city walls of Rome would grant his army of Constantine.
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 Basilica of Maxentius - History for Kids!
It was started by the Emperor Maxentius in the early 300's AD, and it was a big meeting-space where officials could hold court cases, or public meetings.
When Maxentius was killed by Constantine in the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312 AD (where Constantine converted to Christianity), Constantine took over construction of the half-finished basilica.
Maxentius had planned for people to come into the basilica from the middle of the long side facing the Forum, but Constantine decided to change the plan and have people come in from the middle of the short side instead (the way people do in churches).
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 Battle of Milvian Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The underlying cause of the battle was the five-year-long dispute between Constantine and Maxentius over control of the Western Roman Empire.
Much of this was the work of Maxentius' father Maximian, who had been forcibly retired as emperor on May 1, 305 by his abdicating co-ruler Diocletian.
Holding it was crucial if Maxentius was to keep his rival out of Rome, where the Senate would surely favor whoever held the city.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Milvian_Bridge   (690 words)

 Encyclopedia: Maxentius
Maxentius accepted the honour, promised donations to the city's troops, and was publicly acclaimed emperor on October 28, AD The usurpation obviously went largely without bloodshed (Zosimus names only one victim); the prefect of Rome went over to Maxentius and retained his office.
Einige Offiziere wandten sich an Maxentius, der zu dieser Zeit auf einem Landgut in der Nähe Roms lebte, und boten ihm den Kaiserthron an.
Maxentius wurde in Mittel- und Süditalien, den afrikanischen Provinzen und auf den Inseln Sizilien, Sardinien und Korsika anerkannt.
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Maxentius owed his elevation not to personal merit but to the senators and pretorians who, because of the unusual measures of the emperor, feared lest they should lose their privileged position.
Though it is true that soon after this he put an end to the persecution of the Christians in Italy and Africa, his reign was stained with acts of debauchery and cruelty.
Maxentius made extensive military preparations, and destroyed the statues and paintings of Constantine.
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With this victory, Constantine became the undisputed Western Roman Emperor and laid the foundations for Christianity to emerge as the dominant religion of the Empire.
Holding it was crucial if Maxentius was to keep his rival out of Rome, where the Roman Senate would surely favor whoever held the city.
Maxentius' retreating troops were hemmed in by the single bridge.
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Maxentius assailed this letter in the strongest language as a document written by heretics and circulated under the pope's name (Ad epistulam Hormisdae responsio, P, G, LXXXVI, i, 93-112).
The identification of John Maxentius with the priest John to whom Fulgentius addressed his "De veritate praedestinationis etc" and with the priest and archminandrite, John, to whom the African bishops sent their "Epistula synodica", rests on a baseless assumption.
Maxentius is also the author of: (1) two dialogues against the Nestorians; (2) twelve anathematisms against the Nestorians; (3) a treatise against the Acephali (Monophysites).
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Maxentius was the son of Maximian Hercules and co-Emperor with Constantine.
Maxentius was the emperor of the West and was jealous of the rising Constantine.
The victory marked the end of the power of Maxentius and was hailed by pagans and Christians alike, all were glad to be rid of the tyrant.
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 Livius Picture Archive: Rome - Circus of Maxentius
The Circus of Maxentius, built at the beginning of the fourth century near the Via Appia.
The latter defeated Maxentius in 312 near the Milvian bridge, north of Rome.
It is not a real Egyptian obelisk: it was made in 81 CE and erected as a monument to the emperor Domitian and may have been at the temple of Isis.
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 Maxentius. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Romans, discontented with the shift of power away from Rome, supported Maxentius, who claimed the throne.
Severus was compelled to surrender, and Galerius had to withdraw from Italy, while a fourth seeker for power, Constantine (Constantine I) was persuaded to recognize Maxentius.
Maxentius and his father fell out, however, and Constantine turned against Maxentius, whom he defeated (312) in the battle of Milvian Bridge.
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 CoinArchives.com Lot Viewer
Maxentius was one of the more exciting and tragic figures of the Tetrarchic period.
By this point Maxentius had also taken the title of Augustus, and for the next five years there were non-stop intrigues and wars between the various contenders for power in the West.
While Maxentius was successful in crushing a revolt in Carthage by the usurper Alexander, thus ensuring the food supply, he was attacked by Constantine (his brother-in-law) in 312 and defeated and killed at the famous battle of the Milvian Bridge, where Constantine’s troo1 had inscribed the Chi-Rho monogram of Christ on their shields.
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 The Arch of Constantine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It represents Constantine’s triumph over Maxentius for the title of Augustus and therefore is a symbol of power and accomplishment to both the Roman people of Constantine’s time and the people of today.
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.
Maxentius’ troops tried to flee across the Tiber River over a bridge made of boats, but the bridge collapsed under the troops insuring victory for Constantine.
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Thus Maxentius believed that he had the aid of the divine, and as a result he abandoned his earlier plan of waiting for a siege. The results, of course, were disastrous, but it is important to note the manner in which the usurper acted when he had been assured victory.
The circumstances of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge are also important to note, especially the death of Maxentius and the destruction of much of his army during their retreat over the Milvian Bridge. During the battle, the armies of Constantine and Maxentius met beside the Tiber.
As they crossed the Tiber on a bridge of boats, the bridge broke, and Maxentius drowned in the Tiber and his army was destroyed. It is important to note that Eusebius wrote that Maxentius’ death and the army’s destruction were accomplished by God himself. One must wonder if a similar perspective was shared by Constantine.
www.janus.umd.edu /Feb2001/Murphy/Constantine.doc   (4005 words)

 Constantine - Germantown Academy Latin Project
Maxentius, who was Maximian's son and Constantine's brother-in-law, declared himself emperor at Rome in 306 and "Augustus" in 307.
It is said that with these marks Constantine was able to defeat Maxentius at the Milvian Bridge on the Tiber River.
Constantine was so grateful for his victory over Maxentius that he insisted on permitting the Christians and people who followed other religions to exist freely.
www.ga.k12.pa.us /academics/MS/8th/romanhis/Forum/1999/jimk/christ.htm   (539 words)

 Milvian Bridge/Ponte Milvio: There is no record of when the first   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Long before the famous battle between Constantine and Maxentius, there was another battle of great import at the Milvian Bridge, but to understand it, we need to know a little of the background.
Maxentius originally had help from Maximian, but there was a family tiff and Maximian joined Constantine in Gaul.
The remnant of Maxentius' army was caught while they were franticly trying to reach the safety of Rome's walls by crossing the Milvian Bridge.
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 World Myths and Legends in Art (Minneapolis Institute of Arts)
Maxentius persecuted all those who refused to worship the idols that he worshipped.
He called in 50 of his greatest advisors to dispute with her, but they were no match for her wisdom and power of argument.
The cruel Maxentius ordered his advisors burned to death, but he was so enchanted by Catherine's beauty that he spared her life.
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 Emperor Severus II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Whereas the son of Constantius Chlorus, Constantine, and the son of Maximian, Maxentius, were well known and generally expected to accede to the throne.
Was the elevation of Constantine made in order to overcome his disappointment at not having been made Caesar at his father's death, then it left Maximian's son Maxentius out in the cold.
Maxentius had called his father Maximian back from retirement.
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 NPNF (V2-01) (iv.iii.i.iv)
Maxentius, seeking an excuse for war against Constantine, found it in a pretended desire to avenge his father (Zos.
Maxentius, caught in the jam, was cast headlong into the river (Anon.
It is said he put to death Romulus, son of Maxentius, but it lacks evidence, and the fact that Romulus was consul for two years (208–9) with Maxentius, and then Maxentius appears alone, seems to indicate that he died in 209 or 210 (cf.
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