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Two Portraits of Constantine . Constantine according to Eusebius. Constantine according to Zosimus. Diocletian’s tetrarchy. André Thevet. The Tetrarchs. Corner of San Marco, Venice. Eusebius of Caesarea (263-339). Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine Follower of Origen

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two portraits of constantine

Two Portraits of Constantine

Constantine according to Eusebius.

Constantine according to Zosimus.

diocletian s tetrarchy
Diocletian’s tetrarchy

André Thevet

The Tetrarchs. Corner of San Marco, Venice.

eusebius of caesarea 263 339
Eusebius of Caesarea (263-339)
  • Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine
  • Follower of Origen
  • Wrote the first history of the Church
  • Knew Constantine personally
  • His portrait of the first Christian emperor
labarum
Labarum

Chi-Ro sign. Detail of 4th c. sarcophagus

Coin from the time of Constans (337-350)

timeline
Timeline
  • 303-311 The Great Persecution started by Diocletian
  • 312 Constantine defeats Maxentius; beginning of Constantine’s conversion
  • 313 Edict of Milan
  • 324 Constantine defeats Licinius and becomes sole emperor
  • 325 Council of Nicaea
  • 337 Constantine dies; empire is inherited by his two surviving sons