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Diocletian – Roman emperor – Later Roman Empire

By |2019-05-08T09:17:36-07:00September 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. Who were the Sassanids? Where did the Huns come from? Third Century Crisis All our ancient Rome articles Because the [...]

Constantine – Roman emperor – Later Roman Empire

By |2019-04-22T19:28:06-07:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

The Roman emperor Constantine - the first Christian emperor Constantius' son Constantine Diocletian's Tetrarchy worked pretty well for about 20 years, but then it broke down. In 306 AD one of the four Emperors, Constantius, died. He was supposed to be succeeded by his assistant, Severus. But Constantius had a son, whose name was Constantine. What [...]

What did Manichaeans believe? – Christianity

By |2018-03-19T11:55:23-07:00August 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 |2019-05-15T07:42:16-07:00August 21st, 2017|Religion, Romans|

The Roman emperor Constantine - the first Christian emperor - had to deal with the Donatists When did the Donatists get started? 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. [...]