Theatre: The Emperor Constantine
The Emperor Constantine: A chronicle is a play by Dorothy L. Sayers about the life of the Emperor Constantine.
- The Chains of Commanding: Fausta objects
- Child Marriage Veto: Carefully checked for
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Fausta
- Color-Coded Patrician: Purple, of course.
- Deadpan Snarker: Helena
- Dreaming of Things to Come: Coel
- Driven to Suicide: Maximian
- Exact Words: Constantine likes his dream because it was a clear promise of victory.
- Forgiveness: Discussed and played straight
- Historical-Domain Character
- Hypocrite: Bassiana Marcia
- In the Blood: Livia warns of this.
- Meaningful Name: Anastasia
- Mother Goose: King Coel was the origin of "Old King Cole"; she used that fact.
- New Old Flame: Downplayed
- Nice to the Waiter: Or rather, not. A slave is substituted for Constantine when an assassination attempt is expected
- Obfuscating Stupidity: Helena
- Offered the Crown: Constantine
- Offing the Offspring: Constantine is tricked into this by his second wife.
- Overly Long Name: Constantine's father has one, in the opinion of Helena's servant
- Royal Blood: Helena is the daughter of King Coel
- Sacred Hospitality: Maximian praises Helena's
- Textile Work Is Feminine: Fausta brought her sewing to her first meeting with Helena.
- Unhappily Married: Livia
- Victorious Childhood Friend: Maximian presents his proposed marriage between Constantine and Fausta in this light.
- Wicked Stepmother: See Offing the Offspring