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Constantia, half-sister of Constantine and wife of Licinius  

Julia Hillner

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Feb 2017
Late antique sources remember Flavia Iulia Constantia,1 conventionally for her loyalty to her imperial relatives, both by birth and by marriage, and, more innovatively, for her Christian patronage, a ... More

Diocletian, Roman emperor  

Raymond Davis

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Dec 2015
Diocletian (Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus), originally named Diocles. Of obscure origins, born in Dalmatia perhaps in the early 240s ce, he rose to command the domestici (bodyguard) of the ... More

Franks  

John Frederick Drinkwater

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Dec 2015
Franks (Franci), a Germanic people who conquered Gallia (*Gaul), and made it Francia (France). Their adoption of Gallo-Roman Catholic culture was the seed of French civilization and, hence, that of ... More

Rome, history, the Late Empire  

John F. Matthews

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Jul 2015
The three sons of Constantine who emerged from a co-ordinated killing of the more distant claimants at their father's death in 337 competed among themselves for pre-eminence; ... More

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