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CONSTANTINE THE GREAT by daliscar CONSTANTINE THE GREAT by daliscar
Roman Emperor from 306 to 337; was born in 274, at Naissus in Upper Moesia, a son of Constantius Chlorus and Helena, and was, after the death of his father at York (July 25, 306), proclaimed emperor by the legions of Gaul. He immediately took possession of Britain, Gaul, and Spain; and after a series of brilliant victories over Maxentius, ending with the bloody battle at the Milvian Bridge, just under the walls of Rome, he also became master of Italy (312).

Tradition tells us that he was converted to Christianity suddenly, and by a miracle. One evening during the contest with Maxentius, he saw a radiant cross appearing in the heavens, with the inscription, "By this thou shalt conquer."
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DCJBeers Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Well Done
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Rosenschatten Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
Great!
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daliscar Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Thanks :-)
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great picture!
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daliscar Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Thanks :-)
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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klmarsala Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
incredible
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daliscar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
A key figure in the development of Christianity within the Roman empire. A nice sculpture too.
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klmarsala Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
within rome... began the so called movement of the church. catholicism began as a political machine and still is in that same motion. an interesting study in history itself. how the wheels of politics, religion, society never end
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daliscar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
Very true, thats the one absolute, the struggle for power and control through means of belief, be that religion or ideology.
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klmarsala Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
and then... those who are zealots or dogmatic seem to take over... the sheep.

a man asked Christ once, What is truth?
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daliscar Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
Truth is may things but very often not that which we seek.
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