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Definition 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)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • The Colosseum was a dilapidated shell, and the Arch of Constantine had fallen.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Bible, as we know it today, was collated by the pagan Roman emperor Constantine the Great.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He was the last one who worshipped the Olympian gods, before Constantine came along and adopted Christianity.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • 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
  • , in the matter of sepulture, resisted Constantine Pogonatus.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • 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
  • 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
  • That was in the reign of the Emperor Constantine.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • Years were to pass before its translation into English (done excellently by Constantine FitzGibbon).
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • "The Greek Slave, or Constantine the Avenger," is the name of this thrilling drama!
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • She had opportunities of sending her letters to the Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich, who commanded the Guards.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • 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
  • Dr. Constantine-I forgot, I have not introduced you.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • 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
  • 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

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