By Timothy D. Barnes
Drawing on fresh scholarly advances and new facts, Timothy Barnes deals a clean and interesting research of Constantine and his life.
- First learn of Constantine to use Kevin Wilkinson's re-dating of the poet Palladas to the reign of Constantine, disproving the main scholarly trust that Constantine remained tolerant in concerns of faith to the top of his reign
- Clearly units out the issues linked to depictions of Constantine and solutions them with nice clarity
- Includes Barnes' personal examine into the wedding of Constantine's mom and dad, Constantine's prestige as a crown prince and his father's valid inheritor, and his dynastic plans
- Honorable point out for 2011 Classics & old background PROSE award granted through the organization of yankee Publishers
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Constantine: Dynasty, Religion and Power in the Later Roman Empire by Timothy D. Barnes