In 328 the emperor constantine the great inaugurated the constantines bridge danube at sucidava today celei in romania in hopes of reconquering dacia a province that had been abandoned under aurelian. Immediately acclaimed emperor by the army constantine then threw himself into a complex series of civil wars in which maxentius the son of maximian rebelled at rome with his fathers help maxentius suppressed severus who had been proclaimed western emperor by galerius and who was then replaced by licinius. In constantine the emperor david potter confronts each of these skewed and partial accounts to provide the most comprehensive authoritative and readable account of constantines extraordinary life. Constantine i was a roman emperor who ruled early in the 4th century he was the first christian emperor and saw the empire begin to become a christian state constantine i was born circa 280 in naissus moesia now ni serbia his father became the western roman emperor in 305 after his father . Constantine i was roman emperor from 306 to 337 ce realizing that the roman empire was too large for one man to adequately rule emperor diocletian 284 305 ce split the empire into two creating a tetrachy or rule of four while he ruled the east from nicomedia as an augustus with galerius
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