Constantine was unsure where to locate his new capital. He understood the infrastructure of the city was declining; its economy was stagnant and the only source of income was becoming scarce.
Nicomedia had everything he could want for a capital --a palace, a basilica and even a circus-- but it had been the capital of his predecessors, and he wanted something new.
Let’s take a look at these three fellows Ashley’s culled from a pack of 25.
Ashley has, as of this writing, met the families of all of these finalists and for the most part they come from normal backgrounds.franchise, I was either met with looks of utter disdain or whispered confessions of secretly watching.
Southward stood the new imperial palace with its massive entrance, the Chalke Gate.
Besides a new forum, the city boasted a large meeting hall that served as a market, stock exchange, and court of law.
The ambitious ruler defeated his rival, Maxentius, for power at the Battle of Milvian Bridge and became sole emperor of the west in 312 CE.
But I’m like, no, it’s more complicated because people assume things, and everything’s in the public.”"'Oh, well, we were supposed to meet on the show but now we’re meeting in person,'” he said of meeting the season 21 contestants.Supposedly laid out by Constantine himself, there were wide avenues lined with statues of Alexander the Great, Caesar, Augustus, Diocletian, and of course, Constantine dressed in the garb of Apollo with a scepter in one hand and a globe in the other.