The Emperor Constantine

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Taylor & Francis, Mar 11, 2002 - History - 128 pages
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Constantine is a convenient and concise account of one of the most important figures in ancient history. Hans Pohlsander:
* describes the Roman world into which Constantine was born
* assesses Constantine's ability as soldier and statesman
* emphasizes the significance of Constantine as Rome's first Christian emperor
* discusses the importance of the establishment of the new capital at Byzantium
* gives an even-handed assessment of Constantine's achievement
* incorporates a cultural and artistic focus, analyzing coins, architecture, sculpture and painting of the period.

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Hans A. Pohlsander is Emeritus Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at the State University of New York at Albany.

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