Contents of "The Power and the Glory of Emperor Constantine"
The Power and the Glory of Emperor Constantine consists of several "pages" with different
0. Tien studies over de tijd van Constantijn de Grote
1. Constantine himself and his family or dynasty
Separate: STUDIËN OVER DEN TIJD VAN CONSTANTIJN DEN GROOTEN
2. Buildings, erected and destroyed during the period of Constantine
3. The "Peelhelm", a helmet found in the Dutch peat moor area de Peel
4. Archaeological objects, comparable with the Peelhelm
5. Some classical texts in Latin and Greek, and translated in English
Separate: Iliad; Odyssey;
7. Religion and heresy
Separate a comparison of Socrates, Sozomen and Theodoret; The Life of Constantine
8. Inventories of the sanctuaries of Delos
10. Alexander Ἀλέξανδρος
11. Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden, the Netherlands
Separate: Excavations in the Ukraine by J.C. Bursch; Director A.E.J. Holwerda; A very critical approach to J.H. Holwerda; Director E. Pleyte; A.E.J. Holwerda visits Greece (extract from other article);
12. Inventaire du trésor de l'abbaye de Clairvaux
Separate: GRIEKENLAND ONDER DE TURKEN/Greece under the Turcs; BESCHRYVINGE DES TURKSCHEN RYKS NAAR ZYNE TEGENWOORDIGE STAATS- EN GODSDIENSTGESTELDHEID IN DE LAATSTE HELFT DER AGTTIENDE EEUWE, MET KAARTEN EN PLAATEN [wordt geleidelijk aangevuld];
To discern the sections the background has a distinct colour. The Chapters of the book of Eusebius "The Life of Constantine" for example have a yellow background. This book with some other contemporary publications form the base of this description of the Life of Constantine the Great on the page The Dynasty.
Some subjects are important because of the new insights:
- The religion reform induced by Constantine started earlier than generally assumed and was more intense than generally thought.
- A new explanation is given for the death of Crispus and Fausta in 326: it had to do with the inheritance of the imperial power.
- Did exist a reliquarium with the remains of Constantine?
- The Great Cameo in Leiden (the Netherlands) shows the wedding of Constantine and Fausta in 307.
- The small Crispus on this cameo has the same military outfit as found in the peat-area of the Peel (the Netherlands) in 1910.
- The inscription STABLESIA VI on the helmet found in the Peel is a forgery of J.H. Holwerda, at that time the vice-director of the Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, 1910-1911.
- Silverware with Greek numerical inscriptions of weight probably found their origin in the treasuries of Delos, Olympia, Delphi, etc. The names on the silverware are not those of the owner, but of the giver to the sanctuary.
- All important silverware can have been looted several times: at the time of Alexander, at several stages during the Roman Empire, and from Constantinopel during the Crusaders. Many objects though were transported to safe places when that was possible. During the erection of Constantinopel many objects moved from their original place to the new capital. The same
can be said for Trier and Rome.
Note: Most articles are taken from other websites on the Internet. My own research contributions have a pale-yellow background. Thanks to the (sometimes) unnamed contributors, but mostly the original website is given. Unfortunately these websites do not always have a long life... Very much the English edition of Wikipedia has been used, and some photographs were found in Wikimedia.