Constantine

Constantine Constantine the Great builder of an empire had commanded many a victorious campaign The battle against Maxentius stood above all others for it was then that Constantine saw in the sky a fiery cross

  • Title: Constantine
  • Author: Frank G. Slaughter
  • ISBN: 9780671784447
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Constantine the Great, builder of an empire, had commanded many a victorious campaign The battle against Maxentius stood above all others, for it was then that Constantine saw in the sky a fiery cross and recieved the heaven sent command, In this sign, conquer Here is the powerful story of the vivid Roman world of the third and fourth centuries and the Roman emperor wConstantine the Great, builder of an empire, had commanded many a victorious campaign The battle against Maxentius stood above all others, for it was then that Constantine saw in the sky a fiery cross and recieved the heaven sent command, In this sign, conquer Here is the powerful story of the vivid Roman world of the third and fourth centuries and the Roman emperor who dealt paganism its death blow.

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    1. Interesting fictional biography of Emperor Constantine the Great from youth to his death and his accomplishments. Often though, the book got too preachy for me. Good fictional speculation on why he killed his wife, Fausta, who I never liked in this author's concept, and his son, Crispus.

    2. I read A LOT of Frank G. Slaughter when I was a teenager (long ago). I picked up "Constantine" at a used book sale a few yrs ago. I finally decided to read a more about Roman history and the history of Christianity.l style. The story was good and I learned more about Constantine than I thought I wanted to know fiction. Slaughter has always provided good historical detail. However, I am not quite as mesmerized by his writing style as I was years ago.

    3. I enjoyed this book. It provided a peek at an era in Roman history that I was not very familiar with. It traced the Emperor Constantine's rise to power from when he began military training as a young man until his death, and recounts both his family struggles and his military and political struggles as he sought to create a unified empire from the twisted fragments left behind by previous regimes.

    4. Even though from an interesting era of the Roman Empire, this novel I found was rather hard to finish. The history attracted me, but the depths in which the author described the politics and crisis bored me.

    5. Started off slow, but grew on me. Constantine is presented with flaws and virtues alike and his journey is believable.

    6. The author actually terms this book a dramatized biography. Very fascinating. Constantine was the first Christian ruler of the Roman Empire.

    7. Frank Slaughter writes a lot of books set in biblical times. They seem well researched if a bit heavy, and are quite interesting reading

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