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Arianism – a troublesome for the Church quarrel, over the Son of God

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The Battle of Milvian Bridge – a clash between good and evil, or was it?

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Donation of Constantine – one of the greatest forgeries in the history of the world

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The Edict of Milan (313 A.D.) – a document not so new or breakthrough

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March on Rome, meaning the political miracle of 28 October, 1922

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Mithraism, Mithra, mithraeum – a mystery religion of great popularity

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Nepotism – a sanctified system proven and particularly effective

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Pornocracy, meaning the rule of harlots, but was that really the case?

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The Council of Nicaea (325) – where, the Nicene Creed was created

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Cadaver Synod (897) – meaning, an unimaginable papal macabre

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Tetrarchy – a utopia of an emperor sick and tired of ruling

Emperor Maxentius (278–312) – an oppressor or a victim of a black legend?

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Emperor Maxentius (278–312) – an oppressor or a victim of a black legend?

All of those who are interested in Rome, predominantly connect his name with the famous Battle of the Milvian Bridge, in which he lost his life. The fact that he was the rival of Constantine, would for centuries – cloud the perception of his persona. And while his rival, known as Constantine the Great, has become the most important emperor for the Roman Catholic Church, he himself was condemned to damnatio memoriae, acquiring the status of the embodiment of an evildoer. Let us take a look at the propaganda mechanism, which has since the dawn of time accompanied authority and to which Max...

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The Hall of Constantine (Stanza di Constantino) – a hymn praising the papacy

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The Hall of Constantine (Stanza di Constantino) – a hymn praising the papacy

Stanza di Constantino is the last of the four apartments in the Apostolic Palace, which was decorated by the ingenious Raphael. Its decoration commissioned by Poe Leo X was finished during the pontificate of his successor, Clement VII. As we can imagine it was to immortalize the great Emperor Constantine – the first Christian ruler, however upon closer inspection, we must ask ourselves, who is the person glorified on the magnificent frescoes found in the room?

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Tetrarchy – a utopia of an emperor sick and tired of ruling

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Tetrarchy – a utopia of an emperor sick and tired of ruling

The forty-year-old emperor Diocletian, who would be remembered as the founder of the enormous baths in Rome, took the throne in the year 284. For the previous fifty years, the empire had been in a state of chaos, which was further testified to by the continuous changes of emperors as a result of military revolts. It is enough to point out that between the assassination of Alexander Severus (235) and the beginning of the reign of Diocletian, five different emperors ruled in Rome. The crisis was further strengthened by the constant invasions of Franks, Alemanni, and Goths from the north and Pers...

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