MaxentiusRoman Emperor (306-312 CE) Romans / Historical Persons
Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius (278-312 CE) was the son of emperor Maximianus Herculius.
Maxentius wasn't appointed Caesar when Diocletian and his father resigned in 305, but he acclaimed himself emperor and forced Maximianus to support him to gain legitimacy for his bid for the throne. The emperor and caesar of the east Galerius and Severus set out to suppress the usurper, but first Severus was captured and killed, and Galerius withdrew and died some years later.
Constantine, by 312 the only remaining contender for the throne of the west, confronted Maxentius at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge just north of Rome, where Maxentius was killed and Constantine I became the sole emperor of the west.
- Basilica of Maxentius - The last and largest basilica in the Roman Forum (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Constantine I - Roman Emperor (306-337 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Diocletian - Roman Emperor (284-305 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Maximianus Herculius - Roman Emperor (286-305 CE) (Romans, Historical Persons)
- Arch of Constantine - Triumphal arch celebrating the victory of Constantine I over Maxentius, 312 CE (Rome, Italy)
- Room of the Little Hunt - Living room with scenes of hunting and offering to Diana (Villa Romana del Casale, Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy)
- Severed Heads and Hands - The Romans often cut off the heads and hands of their enemies (Roman Culture, Lexicon)
- Temple of Amor and Roma - Temple constructed by Hadrian to Venus and the Genius of Rome (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Temple of Romulus - Round temple probably dedicated to Romulus, son of emperor Maxentius (Forum Romanum, Rome, Italy)
- Villa Romana del Casale - A luxurious Roman villa from around 320 CE (Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy)
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