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How Did Constantine Change Rome

Constantine, the emperor of the Roman Empire from 306 A.D. to 337 A.D. had a profound impact on Rome.

He attempted to syncretize Christianity and the pagan worship of the Sun. He changed Christianity by adopting it as the official religion of state. He changed the day of worship from Saturday to Sunday. He made the eastern capital of the Roman Empire Byzantium, which came to be known as Constantinople.

He effectively ended the Roman attitude of persecution towards Christians.

He also is credited with reuniting the Roman Empire. The civil war that had raged for more than 20 years ended. His administration of the running of the empire through reorganization, monetary policy, and building of infrastructure advanced the Empires favorability among the people. Unfortunately, his over taxation undermined many of his best efforts.

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