Constantine I was one of the most pivotal emperors of the Roman Empire. Dr. David Potter, Francis W. Kelsey Collegiate Professor of Greek and Roman History, University of Michigan, joins the show to share Constantine’s accession to becoming Emperor of Rome.
Some topics explored
- Where and when he was born
- Constantine’s parents
- The Tetrarchy (four emperors—senior and junior ranks—ruling the Roman Empire)
- Roman Emperors Diocletian and Maximian
- Constantine’s religious orientations
- Traditional religions in Rome
- His accession and becoming emperor of Rome
- Constantine’s dissolving of the Tetrarchy
Listen to the episode
The episode can be streamed below and is also available on major podcast apps: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Music.
- Professor Potter is author of the monograph, Constantine the Emperor (Oxford University Press) and the forthcoming book, Disruption: Why Things Change (Oxford University Press with a scheduled publish date of June, 2021)
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