Author: Robert McQueen GrantPublish On: 2004-01-01
First published in 1970, Grant's classic is enhanced with a new foreward by Margaret M. Mitchell, which assesses its importance and puts the reader in touch with the advances of current research.
Author: Robert McQueen Grant
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
This masterful study of the early centuries of Christianity vividly brings to life the religious, political, and cultural developments through which the faith that began as a sect within Judaism became finally the religion of the Roman empire. First published in 1970, Grant's classic is enhanced with a new foreward by Margaret M. Mitchell, which assesses its importance and puts the reader in touch with the advances of current research.
Author: Jean Baptiste Louis CrevierPublish On: 1761
Constantine suspected him ; and fearing that his design was either still to detain
him at Nicomedia under some pretence or other , or to have time to send to
Severus , through whose territories he was probably directed to pass , orders to
In this essential and “enlightening” (The New York Times Book Review) work, Barry Strauss tells the story of the Roman Empire from rise to reinvention, from Augustus, who founded the empire, to Constantine, who made it Christian and ...
Author: Barry Strauss
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss delivers “an exceptionally accessible history of the Roman Empire…much of Ten Caesars reads like a script for Game of Thrones” (The Wall Street Journal)—a summation of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire as seen through the lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine. In this essential and “enlightening” (The New York Times Book Review) work, Barry Strauss tells the story of the Roman Empire from rise to reinvention, from Augustus, who founded the empire, to Constantine, who made it Christian and moved the capital east to Constantinople. During these centuries Rome gained in splendor and territory, then lost both. By the fourth century, the time of Constantine, the Roman Empire had changed so dramatically in geography, ethnicity, religion, and culture that it would have been virtually unrecognizable to Augustus. Rome’s legacy remains today in so many ways, from language, law, and architecture to the seat of the Roman Catholic Church. Strauss examines this enduring heritage through the lives of the men who shaped it: Augustus, Tiberius, Nero, Vespasian, Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius, Septimius Severus, Diocletian, and Constantine. Over the ages, they learned to maintain the family business—the government of an empire—by adapting when necessary and always persevering no matter the cost. Ten Caesars is a “captivating narrative that breathes new life into a host of transformative figures” (Publishers Weekly). This “superb summation of four centuries of Roman history, a masterpiece of compression, confirms Barry Strauss as the foremost academic classicist writing for the general reader today” (The Wall Street Journal).
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An introduction to Roman imperial art and architecture, designed for use by secondary students.
Author: Jonathan Campbell
Category: Architecture, Roman
An introduction to Roman imperial art and architecture, designed for use by secondary students. Describes all pieces set for this section of the Form Seven Classical studies course, while also covering other relevant works of art from the period. Suggested level: senior secondary.
When Constantine was at a sufficient distance, the wily old man spread a report
of his death, and placed himself at the head of the troops, who anew proclaimed
him Augustus. Constantine, receiving tidings of this extraordinary treason, ...
Author: Elizabeth Caroline Johnstone GrayPublish On: 1850
When Constantine was at a sufficient distance , the wily old man spread a report
of his death , and placed himself at the head of the troops , who anew proclaimed
him Augustus . Constantine , receiving tidings of this extraordinary treason ...
CHAPTER XV ROMAN PORTRAITURE FROM AUGUSTUS TO CONSTANTINE
But when Greek art had run its course , when beauty of form had well - nigh been
exhausted or begun to pall , certain artists , presumably Greeks , but working for ...
ued to regard Constantine as Caesar and elevated Licinius to Augustus ahead of
him in 308. Constantine was grudgingly recognized as Augustus in the East only
in 310, after Maximinus Daia usurped the title.82 The balance for these years is ...
Author: John Dillon
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
An examination of Constantine the Great's legislation and government
Constantine was by far the eldest son of Constantius, who had a large, much
younger, family with Theodora, daughter of Maximian, the Augustus of the west,
whom he succeeded. Later, after Constantine married Fausta, Crispus, his son by
Author: Colin Kirk
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Myth and the Church Augustus Caesar, Son of God, started the Christiancalendar. Moreover, he also contributed massively to thepersona of Christ, to Christianity and to the ChristianChurch. Indeed, Jesus, a Jewish prophet, was transformedin the process to become the God of Christian Europe. Augustus, the Godfather of Europe, spawned a religion aliento Rome and the world of Rome he had created. This was not the work of Augustus himself. However, Augustus was the luminary of the Roman state religion before he was transformed into the second person of the Trinity. The processes involved in these changes are followedthrough the ﬁrst four centuries of the Christian era. A brieflook at developments since highlight the Christian church’s continued inﬂuence on the western European knowledgebase. Here you can check out your own mindset, against factors that are still crazily inﬂuential. The cover illustration is of a restored cult ﬁgure of Augustus, one of thousands destroyed by Christian zealots let loose in 395. Most of the hood of the toga of Pontifex Maximus is missing. This example is at Thyatira, to where John sent a copy of his Revelations. All seven churches of the Apocalypse were in the Roman province of Asia. Just off the coast is the island of Samos, where Augustus lived when he was in the area. Patmos, where John wrote his Revelations during his exile there, is a bit further out in the Aegean Sea. The reverse of an Augustan aureus, on the spine, shows the winged victory standing on the globethat Augustus had installed as centerpiece of the Roman Curia. It was carried at his funeral to leadthe procession from the forum to his mausoleum. At the end of the fourth century it was removed from the Curia and reinstated three times. Finally Ambrosius, Bishop of Milan, insisted it be takenout and utterly destroyed. Rome and the world of Rome collapsed shortly afterwards. Augustus’ last 100 days were extremely busy. He was supposedto have suffered from the weariness of old age before then. But after ofﬁcial functions in Rome he went to Capri for a few days, thenon to the Games in Naples, where heindulged in horse play with the athletes and on to Beneventum to review his armies, before they set off to war. His death at the old family home atNola is well documented, down totime and day. It’s the year that’s in dispute here. Christian historians strove to proveJesus was the Messiah by his dateof birth. They also wanted to knowwhen the Second Coming of Christwould occur. In the process they hadto alter the date of Augustus death. Much was destroyed to cover their tracks. Fortunately enough remainsin the debris to reconstruct the real chronology of the period. Surprisingly much else remainedto be unearthed. Cicero, not Herod,ordered the massacre of the innocents. Wise men from the east visited Augustus. It’s all there for the digging.
Galerius was Eastern Augustus, yet ignoring his senior colleague Constantius,
he imposed a policy, and a controversial one, on Western territory.10 Without the
original chief Augustus, Diocletian, the Tetrarchy began to fracture. constantine's
Author: Peter J. Leithart
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Peter Leithart weighs what we've been taught about Constantine and claims that in focusing on these historical mirages we have failed to notice the true significance of Constantine and Rome baptized. He reveals how beneath the surface of this contested story there lies a deeper narrative--a tectonic shift in the political theology of an empire--with far-reaching implications.
Michael Grant. Constantine left Galerius' eastern domains and went to his father
Constantius I Chlorus in the west. ... conceded him the rank of Caesar – granting
Severus, however, the superior position in the west, as his own fellow Augustus.
Author: Michael Grant
Publisher: Hachette UK
A study of one of the ancient world's most fascinating figures. Fascinating and readable biography by a great populariser of classical civilisation. Directly responsible for momentous transformations of the Imperial scene, Constantine will always be famous as the 1st Christian Emperor of Rome, and for refounding ancient Byzantium as Constantinople - events which rank amongst the most significant in history. In art, politics, economics and particularly in religion, the life of Constantine acts as a bridge between past and present. Was he the last notable Roman Emperor, or the first medieval monarch ? Was the Great convert a saint and hero, or should we regard him as a murderer who killed his wife, his eldest son , and many of his friends to further his own ambitions? These are just some of the issues that are raised in this stimulating biography.
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chaplain in ordinary to her Majesty 6. 18 Oct. 1809 ; m . 7 Nov. 1837 , Lady Mary
When he appeared , on folles of reduced weight from Trier and Lyons , it was as augustus . " In Italy and Africa , Maxentius appeared as augustus on unreduced
bronze from Aquileia and Carthage , with Constantine as caesar and Maximianus
1743 , Lepell , eldest dau . GEORGE - AUGUSTUS - CONSTANTINE , present
peer . of John , Lord Hervey , of Ickworth , by whom ( who d . in The marquess
was governor - general of Jamaica from 1832 1789 ) he left issue , to 1834 , lord
Author: Dimitrios George KousoulasPublish On: 1997
Constantine , who apparently had in those days a playful sense of humor and the
ability to separate in his mind the essential from the trivial , accepted with
equanimity his demotion to Caesar again . In his own mind , he was the Augustus
Author: Dimitrios George Kousoulas
Publisher: Netsource Dist Services
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Appendices include: The Administrative subdivision of the Roman Empire and Coins from the Constantine period.
As for the vacant position of junior Augustus left by the death of Severus , rather
than promote Constantine , who remained Caesar of Gaul and Britain , Galerius
chose another old comrade - in - arms , Licinius , assigning to him the middle ...
Galerius was furious at the usurpation , but he thought it best to accept the fait
accompli and proclaimed Constantine , not as Augustus , but as Cæsar ; Severus
, the senior Cæsar , was at the same time proclaimed junior Augustus .