Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music

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Constantine
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(Imperator Caesar Flavius Valerius Constantinus Augustus; Greek Κωνσταντίνος/Kōnstantínos)

A. Historical dimension

The Roman Emperor Constantine I (C. I), called 'the Great' (c. AD 275–337), succeeded his father Constantius I Chlorus as caesar in Gaul and Britain in AD 306, and fought with Licinius, augustus of the western half of the empire, against the Roman usurper Maxentius, whom he defeated on October 28, 312 in the Battle of the Milvian Bridge just outside Rome. The Senate promoted him to senior augustus, and at first C. shared power with Licinius. By the Edict …

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Tebruck, Stefan, “Constantine”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 7 : Figures of Antiquity and their Reception in Art, Literature and Music, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2016). Original German-language edition: Historische Gestalten der Antike: Rezeption in Literatur, Kunst und Musik. Herausgegeben von Peter von Möllendorf, Annette Simonis und Linda Simonis. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 7. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2013). Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps7_SIM_004668>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160217



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