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668. Gyllius de Byzant. l. ii. c. 13, 1. The original consecration of the tripod and
pillar in the temple of Delphi may be proved from Herodotus and Pausanias. 2.
The Pagan Zofimus agrees with the three ecclefiastical historians, Eusebius ...
Incivilem esse potestatem contestans, says the translator of Eusebius. Tacitus
expresses the same idea in other words: quasi nescius exercendi. - 9 OllS 106
See Lipsius, Excursus D. ad 1 lib. Tacit. Annal. 46 THE DECLINE AND FALL.
'4" Barbaros omnium primus, ad usque fasces auxerat et trabeas consulares.
Ammian. 1. xx. c. 1 o' Eusebius (in Vit. Constantin. 1. iv. c. 7.) and Aurelius Vićtor
seem to confirm the truth of this assertion ; yet in the thirty-two consular Fasti of
Fleury Hist. Ecclesiastique, tom. iii. p. 233. Eusebius and Zosimus form indeed
the two extremes of flattery and investive. The intermediate shades are
expressed by those writers, whose charaćter or fituation variously tempered the
influence of ...
Eusebius (Orat. c. 5.) alleges, that Constantine dressed for the public, not for
himself. Were this admitted, the vainest coxcomb could never want an excuse. -
Trajan, laboriously arranged by the skilful artists of the * Trajan, and Diocletian,
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