constantine

  • A city in northeastern Algeria; pop. 449,000. The capital of the Roman province of Numidia, it was destroyed in 311 but was rebuilt by Constantine the Great and given his name
  • a walled city in northeastern Algeria to the east of Algiers; was destroyed in warfare in the 4th century and rebuilt by Constantine I
  • Emperor of Rome who stopped the persecution of Christians and in 324 made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire; in 330 he moved his capital from Rome to Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople (280-337)
  • Constantine is the solo debut album of rock singer Constantine Maroulis. It debuted at #75 on the Billboard 200, selling around 9,000 copies in its first week.

    great

  • Of an extent, amount, or intensity considerably above the normal or average
  • Used to reinforce another adjective of size or extent
  • of major significance or importance; “a great work of art”; “Einstein was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th centurey”
  • Very large and imposing
  • a person who has achieved distinction and honor in some field; “he is one of the greats of American music”
  • relatively large in size or number or extent; larger than others of its kind; “a great juicy steak”; “a great multitude”; “the great auk”; “a great old oak”; “a great ocean liner”; “a great delay”

    facts

  • (fact) a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened; “he supported his argument with an impressive array of facts”
  • Used in discussing the significance of something that is the case
  • (fact) a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; “first you must collect all the facts of the case”
  • (fact) an event known to have happened or something known to have existed; “your fears have no basis in fact”; “how much of the story is fact and how much fiction is hard to tell”
  • A piece of information used as evidence or as part of a report or news article
  • A thing that is indisputably the case

constantine the great facts

Constantine the Great Statue in York, commissioned in 1998 and sculptured by Philip Jackson, Eboracum, York, England

Constantine the Great Statue in York, commissioned in 1998 and sculptured by Philip Jackson, Eboracum, York, England
In 1998 the York Civic Trust commissioned a highly acclaimed statue of this Roman Emperor, to stand alongside York Minster and placed near the South Transept. The site was highly appropriate for Constantine was proclaimed Emperor in York in AD306, only a few metres away on what was the site of the Roman Legionary fortress.

The renowned sculptor, Philip Jackson, took great pains to research the clothing, seating and armour of the period, and gave much thought about how to portray the Emperor. The result is a fascinating medley of fact and conjecture. The battle-hardened warrior sits in conciliatory manner looking down upon his broken sword, which forms the shape of a cross.

By this simple artifice, Jackson symbolises the fact that Constantine made Christianity an acceptable religion of the Roman Empire.

This initiative of the Trust has received wide approval and is so popular that it appears in many guide books and nearly all publicity about York.

Column of Constantine

Column of Constantine
The Constantine Pillar stands on the avenue that links Sultanahmet Square to Beyazıt and was built in 330 during Constantine the Great in order to commemorate the transfer of the seat of the Roman Empire from Rome to Istanbul.

Today’s pillar is rather smaller than the original monument. Its marble crests were added in the Twelfth Century, and the reinforcements at its bottom were added in the Eighteenth Century.

Due to the fact that the monument was damaged by fire over its long history, it was outfitted with protective iron hoops. According to an ancient superstition, Christian holy endowments can be found in a small room at the base of the pillar.

Taken: Beside Burnt Column of Constantine, Istanbul, Turkey

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