The Last Days of Constantine: Oppositional Versions and their Influence

  title={The Last Days of Constantine: Oppositional Versions and their Influence},
  author={Garth Fowden},
  journal={Journal of Roman Studies},
  pages={146 - 170}
  • Garth Fowden
  • Published 1 November 1994
  • History
  • Journal of Roman Studies
The earliest surviving account of Constantine's last days, April to May 337, was written by Eusebius of Caesarea as instant history, since Eusebius died in May 338 or 339. Parts of this concluding section of the Vita Constantini, for example the paragraphs about the first Christian emperor's baptism and mausoleum, have attracted scholarly curiosity, others less so. Here I would like to investigate systematically, for the first time, the versions of Constantine's abortive Iranian campaign… 

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