According to the bible Jesus was born during the summer... clearly unless he was born in Canberra he couldn't have been born in December, so the celebration is definitely not of his birth. I just presumed it was of his death.
December 25th: Just Another Day Of My Lyfe: 12/25/2015 11:51:03
we know that his death was around March - May . The Gospel of Luke mention that Jesus was born in summer, or around March- November. This'' 25 december'' as his birthday was introduced by Constantine the Great, to replace a Roman pagan holyday , the Saturnalia.
December 25th: Just Another Day Of My Lyfe: 12/25/2015 11:52:48
What if I'm pretending not to know when everyone, including myself, knows.
Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine Empire, not the Roman Empire. Constantinople, when it was conquered by Muslims, was renamed, and is currently called Istanbul, and is in Turkey, not the Hellenic Republic. So he was Turkish in modern terms?
December 25th: Just Another Day Of My Lyfe: 12/25/2015 16:30:19
Rome was still the capital of the Empire i believe, but Constantine ruled from Constantinople. Hellenistic culture had indeed spread very deep into anatolia and in Constantinople at this time (as well as the Levant and Egypt).
In modern terms he'd be Hellenistic Roman.
December 25th: Just Another Day Of My Lyfe: 12/25/2015 17:17:11
Back then, Anatolia (Present Day Turkey) was Greek. It wasent until the Crusades that the Sultanate of Rum (Part of the Turkish Diaspora across Asia) began its expansion into the Declining Byzantine Empire. SO the Turks, originally from Central Asia *insert all the -stans*, migrated into Anatolia and expanded.
-Anatolia from the Rise of the Roman Empire to 1000 AD was Greek -Anatolia then Gradually became Turkish following the Crusades starting from the East all the way West -Became a Turkish Majority following the Crusades -Nearly all Greeks were expelled following Ottoman Conquest of Constantinople
I would consider Constantine to be Roman, it is what he would have mostly identified as. He was the Roman Emperor at the time.
December 25th: Just Another Day Of My Lyfe: 12/25/2015 18:00:30
Constantine was a roman.The ''idea'' of ''Italian'' was not existing yet in that period. Also, when Constantin reigned (25 July 306 AD – 29 October 312 AD / 29 October 312 – 19 September 324/ 19 September 324 – 22 May 337 ). the Roman Empire was already parted.Costantinople becomed official capital in 330.From 295 till 330, the Eastern Roman Empire was not official an empire, maybe more like a huge administrative region with functions like an empire.
December 25th: Just Another Day Of My Lyfe: 12/25/2015 18:24:16
they had.After they were conquered by Romans, the Roman civilization adopted a lot of things from the Greeks.And after the West Empire fallen, the Greek civilisation influenced a lot the Byzantine empire, on all social plans.
December 25th: Just Another Day Of My Lyfe: 12/25/2015 19:12:41