The Importance Of Constantine's Rule In Rome

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Constantine’s rule was exponentially important for the Roman Empire’s conversion to Christianity, and the decision to move the capital of Rome to Byzantium, later known as Constantinople. To become the head of the Roman Empire Constantine had to overcome Maxentius in a long drawn war. The victory came about in 312 A.D. when Constantine defeated his opponent Maxentius at Mulvian Bridge. With his new gained power Constantine granted freedom of Christianity in Rome by enacting the Edict of Milan in 313 A.D. Constantine’s second political reform was not a reform, but a capital move. Constantine saw that the Roman Empire’s current capital, Rome, was in the middle of falling due to it being in a strategically poor location which created a vulnerability.
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