BLOOD and the IMPERIAL PURPLE
by Steven Rangoussis
The Roman Empire is dying.
Men have known it for generations.
One of the symptoms is the rise of an impious sect of traitors
known as Christians. At last, a strong emperor, Diocletian, is on
the throne, a man with the will and the power to impose a cure.
But he cannot do it alone. Inevitably, those he chooses to share
his burden struggle for preferment.
To one of these men is
born a child, Constantine. For a decade,
the boy is sheltered from the world by his loving mother. Then, at
age eleven, he is thrust into the cauldron of court life, where the
lust for power causes men to plot, to scheme, to kill, to assure
themeselves of Diocletian's favor.
At court, Diocletian soon
notices young Constantine's outstanding
mental and physical abilities. But being singled out by the emperor
means, inevitably, that the boy is hated by jealous men. Death stalks
him. As he grows to manhood and begins his career as a soldier, he
must use all his intelligence and all his strength to preserve his life.
Before him lies the
imperial purple, stained with the blood of
countless thousands, and with the purple, the power to transform
|Chapter 1: Constantine's Tutelage|
|Chapter 2: "In Christo Morimur"|
|Chapter 3: The Court of Diocletian|
|Chapter 4: Enter Minervina|
|Chapter 5: The Alexandria Campaign|
|Chapter 6: Family Life|
|Chapter 7: The First Persian Campaign|
|Chapter 8: The Second Persian Campaign|
|Chapter 9: The Crisis at Sirmium|
|Chapter 10: Imperial Divination|
|Chapter 11: Mission of Peace|
|Chapter 12: The Edict of Persecution|
|Chapter 13: Resignation|
|Chapter 14: The Unexpected Escape|
|Chapter 15: Sanctuary|
|Chapter 16: The Benquest|
|Chapter 17: "Dear Galerius"|
|Chapter 18: "Robe from Galerius"|
|Chapter 19: Father and Son Revolt|
|Chapter 20: Sign in the Sky|
|Chapter 21: Entertainment|
|Chapter 22: Marriage and Alliance|
|Chapter 23: Maximian's Plight|
|Chapter 24: Revenge|
|Chapter 25: Edict of Toleration|
|Chapter 26: Prelude to Civil War|
|Chapter 27: The Italian Campaign|
|Chapter 28: The Battle of Milvian Bridge|
|Chapter 29: Constantine the Triumphant|
συγγραφέα κ.κ. Σωτήρη
Για τεχνικά προβλήματα σχετικά με αυτή την ιστοσελίδα επικοινωνήστε με τον Χρίστο Α. Νεοφύτου.
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