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Diocletian – Roman emperor – Later Roman Empire

By |2018-04-25T09:54:50+00:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

The Roman emperor Diocletian Peace for a while Around 280 AD, the Sassanids gradually stopped attacking the Roman Empire so much. They were having civil wars of their own, and the Huns were attacking them from the north. Because the Romans didn't have to fight in the East so much, they were able to concentrate on the Germans in the [...]

Constantine – Roman emperor – Later Roman Empire

By |2018-04-25T09:52:52+00:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

The Roman emperor Constantine - the first Christian emperor Diocletian's Tetrarchy worked pretty well for about 20 years, but then it broke down. In 306 AD one of the Emperors, Constantius, died. He was supposed to be succeeded by his assistant, Severus. But Constantius had a son, whose name was Constantine. When Constantius died, Constantine was not [...]

What did Manichaeans believe? – Christianity

By |2018-03-19T11:55:23+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Religion, West Asia|

Manichaean painting (Turfan, western China, ca. 900s AD) The prophet Mani in the Sassanian Empire In the 300s and 400s AD many Christians turned to believing in Manichaeism, a form of Christianity. A man named Mani started this movement in the late 200s AD. Mani lived in the Sassanian Empire, where lots of people were Zoroastrians. So Zoroastrianism [...]

Donatists – Christianity – history of religion

By |2017-08-21T21:55:20+00:00August 21st, 2017|Religion, Romans|

The Roman emperor Constantine - the first Christian emperor Almost as soon as Constantine had won the battle of the Milvian Bridge and been converted to Christianity, in the winter of 313 AD, he began to get letters from Africa about the Donatists. This was a fight between Christians which had started during the Great Persecution of Diocletian. The [...]