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By Timothy D. Barnes

Drawing on fresh scholarly advances and new facts, Timothy Barnes deals a clean and intriguing 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 issues 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 study 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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Drake 1982; Averil Cameron 1983b: 187–188; Gaudemet 1990: 451–455). Assertions continue to be made that after 324 Constantine pursued ‘a policy of concord, in which forbearance towards the temple cults was intended as a means of achieving ultimate religious unity,’ that ‘Constantine’s own edicts show little evidence that he attempted to suppress the practice of traditional cult’ (Digeser 2000: 125), that his religious policies after 324 were ‘inclusive,’ that the emperor ‘preached religious toleration’ to the end of his reign (Van Dam 2007: 177) and even that ‘Constantine managed simultaneously to project the image of the devout Christian and that of the crypto-pagan down to his dying days’ (Lenski 2006a: 276).

Indd 32 9/16/2013 6:24:37 PM THE SOLDIER AND THE STABLE-GIRL 33 whose care the Good Samaritan left the wounded man whom he had rescued. But the non-occurrence of the noun stabularius in Late Latin texts is due to simple linguistic change. First, the noun stabulum acquired a more specific meaning over the course of time which is very relevant to how Helena met Constantius: it came to be used as the equivalent of mansio, a staging post of the cursus publicus (A. 9 Second, when mansio established itself as the normal word for stabulum in this sense, stabularii began to be called mansionarii in a parallel linguistic development.

Indd 28 IVOEX////AIVSAILA VIO VAIFPIO CONS IAVIIO/////PPOELM TIVISIVIEP SALV I A I ASE I S I PIDO VEV SES OEIE P M I V A VIIi iu[d]ex [d]a[t]us a [F]la/ vio Va[ler]io Cons/ [t]a[nt]io [v. 1 Hirschfeld also voiced suspicions about the authenticity of the inscription, since Mommsen had alerted him to the fact that it gave Constantius the name Valerius, which he acquired (so it seemed otherwise clear) only in 293 when appointed to the imperial college. The first is the anachronism already mentioned.

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