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Constantine and Rome

R. Ross Holloway


Constantine the Great (285–337) played a crucial role in mediating between the pagan, imperial past of the city of Rome, which he conquered in 312, and its future as a Christian capital. This book examines his remarkable building programme in Rome. The author begins by examining the Christian Church in the period before the Peace of 313, when Constantine and his co-emperor Licinius ended the persecution of the Christians. He further focuses on the structure, style, and significance of important monuments: the Arch of Constantine and the two great Christian basilicas, St. John's in the Lateran ... More

Keywords: Constantine the Great, Rome, monuments, Christian persecution, Arch of Constantine, Christian basilicas, St. Peter, Pope Cornelius, paganism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780300100433
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300100433.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

R. Ross Holloway, author