Title

Constantine the Great: His life through the accounts of Eusebius and the Origo Constantini

Presenter Information

Joel Merz

Department

History and Political Science

Major

History

Research Advisor

Bruening, Michael W. (Michael Wilson)

Advisor's Department

History and Political Science

Abstract

Constantine I was the emperor of Rome and the man who made Christianity legal. He will earn the title “the Great” and even later be called “Saint” by the Church he help build. We have two primary sources on his life; Eusebius’s Life of Constantine, which focuses on the religious side, and the Origo Constantini, an anonymous source on the military life. By comparing these two sources will analyses already done on Constantine, we can put together who he really was. A Saint or a Secular Military Ruler?

Biography

Joel Merz is a undergraduate working on his Bachelor of Arts, History. He is also working on three minors, Foreign Language Russian, Political Science, and Pre-Law. Joel hope to continue his education by working for a Graduate degree.

Research Category

Arts and Humanities

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Award

Arts and humanities oral presentation, Third place

Location

Carver Room

Presentation Date

11 Apr 2016, 9:30 am - 10:00 am

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Constantine the Great: His life through the accounts of Eusebius and the Origo Constantini

Carver Room

Constantine I was the emperor of Rome and the man who made Christianity legal. He will earn the title “the Great” and even later be called “Saint” by the Church he help build. We have two primary sources on his life; Eusebius’s Life of Constantine, which focuses on the religious side, and the Origo Constantini, an anonymous source on the military life. By comparing these two sources will analyses already done on Constantine, we can put together who he really was. A Saint or a Secular Military Ruler?