Theodosius I


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The·o·do·sius I

 (thē′ə-dō′shəs, -shē-əs) Known as "Theodosius the Great." ad 346?-395.
Emperor of Rome who ruled jointly (379-392) with Gratian and Valentinian II and independently (392-395). He repressed paganism and Arianism and in his will divided the eastern and western portions of the empire between his two sons.
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Theodosius I

(ˌθɪəˈdəʊsɪəs)
n
(Biography) called the Great. ?346–395 ad, Roman emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire (379–95) and of the Western Roman Empire (392–95)
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The•o•do•si•us I

(ˌθi əˈdoʊ ʃi əs, -ʃəs)
n.
( “the Great” ) a.d. 346?–395, Roman emperor 379–395.
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Noun1.Theodosius I - the last emperor of a united Roman Empire, he took control of the eastern empire and ended the war with the Visigoths; he became a Christian and in 391 banned all forms of pagan worship (346-395)
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Germans like to talk about the "Constantinian shift" (die konstantinische Wende) that began in 312 with the conversion of the emperor and the subsequent (313) "Edict of Milan," which granted full religious tolerance to Christians (and others), and that culminated in Theodosius I's banning paganism and establishing Christianity as the state religion (381-392).
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