Introduction The Battle of Verona was fought in 312 between the forces of the Roman emperors Constantine I and Maxentius. Maxentius’ forces were defeated, and Ruricius Pompeianus, the most senior Maxentian commander, was killed in the fighting. Part of the Civil Wars of the Tetrarchy, 306-324 AD. Background In 312 Constantine saw his chance to… Read More
What was the Battle of Turin (312 AD)?
Introduction The Battle of Turin was fought in 312 between Roman emperor Constantine the Great and the troops of his rival augustus, Maxentius. Constantine won the battle, showing an early example of the tactical skill which was to characterise his later military career. The campaign ended with his more famous victory at the Milvian Bridge… Read More
What were the Civil Wars of the Tetrarchy (306-324 AD)?
Introduction The Civil wars of the Tetrarchy were a series of conflicts between the co-emperors of the Roman Empire, starting in 306 AD with the usurpation of Maxentius and the defeat of Severus and ending with the defeat of Licinius at the hands of Constantine I in 324 AD. Background The Tetrarchy refers to the… Read More
What was the Battle of the Milvian Bridge (312)?
Introduction The Battle of the Milvian Bridge took place between the Roman Emperors Constantine I and Maxentius on 28 October 312 (part of the Civil Wars of the Tetrarchy, 306-324 AD). It takes its name from the Milvian Bridge, an important route over the Tiber. Constantine won the battle and started on the path that… Read More
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