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Some scholars believe the increased responsibility and power Constantine brought to Christians resulted in a conversion from being entirely pacifistic to embracing just war theory.
  Emperor of Rome who stopped the persecution of Christians and in 324 made Christianity the official religion of the Roman Empire; in 330 he moved his capital from Rome to Byzantium and renamed it Constantinople (280-337)
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Constantine Constantine the Great
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  • Some scholars believe the increased responsibility and power Constantine brought to Christians resulted in a conversion from being entirely pacifistic to embracing just war theory.
  • Years were to pass before its translation into English (done excellently by Constantine FitzGibbon).
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Oh I knew Constantine," I say.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • She had opportunities of sending her letters to the Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich, who commanded the Guards.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • The Colosseum was a dilapidated shell, and the Arch of Constantine had fallen.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • In consequence I embarked for Oran, and went from thence to Constantine, where I arrived just in time to witness the raising of the siege.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Dr. Constantine-I forgot, I have not introduced you.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • , in the matter of sepulture, resisted Constantine Pogonatus.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And then I witnessed the most extraordinary thing, something I thought I’d no sooner see than King Constantine himself turning up at our door dressed in a clown suit: a single tear, swelling at the edge of my mother’s right eye.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • "The Greek Slave, or Constantine the Avenger," is the name of this thrilling drama!
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women

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  • She held an open book on her knees and was pointing out something in it to Constantine who, dressed in a man-o-war suit, lay at her feet.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Ah Constantine! of how much ill was mother, not thy conversion, but that dowry which the first rich Father received from thee!
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • While some were occupied with this latter duty, others were employed in dragging away the larger tubs, so soon as filled with the sperm; and when the proper time arrived, this same sperm was carefully manipulated ere going to the try-works, of which anon. It had cooled and crystallized to such a degree, that when, with several others, I sat down before a large Constantine’s bath of it, I found it strangely concreted into lumps, here and there rolling about in the liquid part.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The Bible, as we know it today, was collated by the pagan Roman emperor Constantine the Great.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • That was in the reign of the Emperor Constantine.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Thus the king with his great army departed, leaving the queen and realm in the governance of Sir Baudwin and Constantine.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Thus the king with his great army departed, leaving the queen and realm in the governance of Sir Baudwin and Constantine.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • I looked at the Constantine wire running along the top of the prison fence: a crown of thorns for a man who wanted to be a savior.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • So if this collection of people has nothing in common with what would have brought up the back of a Xerxes’ army or a Constantine’s, new things have been formed; but what struck me in them was a feeling of antiquity and thick crust.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Which titles of Duke, Count, and Marquis, came into the Empire, about the time of Constantine the Great, from the customes of the German Militia.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • He was the last one who worshipped the Olympian gods, before Constantine came along and adopted Christianity.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • How Sir Ector found Sir Launcelot his brother dead, and how Constantine reigned next after Arthur; and of the end of this book.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • My brother Gregory’s wife’s brother, whom you may know; his name is Constantine Lakedemonoff, and he used to be a magistrate— VOITSKI.
    Anton Chekhov  --  Uncle Vanya
  • On Sunday mornings Victor Ippolitovich, accompanied by his bulldog, usually took a leisurely walk down the Petrovka and along Kuznetsky Most, and at one of the street corners they were joined by the actor and gambler Constantine Illarionovich Satanidi.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Lactantius, whom Constantine the Great chose to be his son’s tutor, put the question quite directly: how would it help him gain his salvation if he knew the sources of the Nile or the ravings of physicists about the heavens?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He dranke hippocras, clarre, and vernage <14> Of spices hot, to increase his courage; And many a lectuary* had he full fine, *potion Such as the cursed monk Dan Constantine<15> Hath written in his book *de Coitu;* *of sexual intercourse* To eat them all he would nothing eschew: And to his privy friendes thus said he: "For Godde’s love, as soon as it may be, Let *voiden all* this house in courteous wise."
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Dr. Constantine, M. Poirot.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Not to mention her asking me the whereabouts a Constantine, her maid growing up.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Dr. Constantine is of the opinion that death occurred at about 1 A.M.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • I know what happen between Constantine and Miss Skeeter’s mama and ain’t no way I’m on tell her that story.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Dr. Constantine screwed up his face thoughtfully.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Our previous maid, Constantine, used to stare those forward-sloping stairs down every day, like it was a battle between them.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • "It was most unscientific," returned Dr. Constantine.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • In this coach Dr. Constantine and I are the only travellers.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • 7 THE BODY Followed by Dr. Constantine, Poirot made his way to the next coach and to the compartment occupied by the murdered man.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • "You see?" cried Constantine eagerly.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Dr. Constantine was at a loss to know what to make of this singular remark.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Constantine knitted his brows.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • "There is one thing that I do not understand," said Dr. Constantine.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Poirot went on to relate the joint conclusions of himself and Dr. Constantine.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • "I may accompany you?" asked Constantine.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Dr. Constantine leaned forward a little.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • That was the only part I didn’t like about having the top floor of the house, that it separated me from my Constantine.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • I look over at Constantine’s bathroom, now Pascagoula’s.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • When we were kids, Mother told us she’d spank us if we went in Constantine’s bathroom.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • I miss Constantine more than anything I’ve ever missed in my life.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • If I begged and practiced my catechism, Mother would sometimes let me go home with Constantine on Friday afternoons.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • The closer we got to Constantine’s house, the more she’d smile.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Constantine wasn’t just tall, she was stout.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • A little farther on, we’d get to Constantine’s house.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
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