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Periods of Arch of Constantine
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Periods of Arch of Constantine

Periods of the Arch of Constantine, Rome. The works comprising the Arch of Constantine may be divided into four periods. The three arches are decorated with marble slabs with reliefs. It was conceived and executed during Constantine’s reign...
Forum of Constantine, Byzantium
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Forum of Constantine, Byzantium

Forum of Constantine before Constantine's bronze statue fell down during the windstorm in 1106 CE.
Rome's Response to the Spread of Christianity
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Rome's Response to the Spread of Christianity

During the 1st century CE, a sect of Jews in Jerusalem claimed that their teacher, Jesus of Nazareth, was the 'messiah' of Israel. 'Messiah' meant 'anointed one', or someone chosen by the God of Israel to lead when God would intervene in...
Pilgrimage in the Byzantine Empire
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Pilgrimage in the Byzantine Empire

Pilgrimage in the Byzantine Empire involved the Christian faithful travelling often huge distances to visit such holy sites as Jerusalem or to see in person relics of holy figures and miraculous icons on show from Thessaloniki to Antioch...
Greek Fire
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Greek Fire

Greek Fire was an incendiary weapon first used in Byzantine warfare in 678 CE. The napalm of ancient warfare, the highly flammable liquid was made of secret ingredients and used both in catapulted incendiary bombs and sprayed under pressure...
Christianity
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Christianity

Christianity is a monotheistic, deontological, grass-roots, Jewish sectarian movement that focuses upon the life, teachings, and mission of Jesus of Nazareth (also known as Jesus the Christ). It began in Jerusalem in Judea in the 1st century...
Dacian Prisoners, Arch of Constantine
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Dacian Prisoners, Arch of Constantine

Detail View - Dacian prisoners, North Façade Reliefs of Arch of Constantine, Rome, Italy. The arch celebrates the triumph of the emperor Constantine over Maxentius, which took place on October 28, 312 CE, following the victorious battle at...
East Short Side of Arch of Constantine
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East Short Side of Arch of Constantine

East Short Side of Arch of Constantine, Rome, Italy. The arch celebrates the triumph of the emperor Constantine over Maxentius, which took place on October 28, 312 CE, following the victorious battle at the Milvian Bridge.
West Short Side of Arch of Constantine
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West Short Side of Arch of Constantine

West Short Side of Arch of Constantine, Rome, Italy. The arch celebrates the triumph of the emperor Constantine over Maxentius, which took place on October 28 312 CE, following the victorious battle at the Milvian Bridge.
Michael Psellos
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Michael Psellos

Michael Psellos (1018 - c. 1082 CE) was a Byzantine historian, writer, and intellectual. Michael acted as courtier and advisor to several Byzantine emperors, and he was the tutor of Michael VII. Writing between 1042 and 1078 CE, his texts...
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