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7. Christodorus (see Antiquitat. Const. 1. vii.) composed inscriptions in verse for
each of the statutes. He was a Theban poet in genius as well as in birth :
Bacotum in craffo jurares aere natum. C 4 distin55 Themist. Orat. iii. p. 48. edit.
But these encouragements and obligations soon became superfluous, and were
gradually abolished. Wherever the seat of government is fixed, a considerable
part of the public revenue will be expended by. 55 Themist. Orat. iii. p. 48. edit.
63 Julian (Orat. i. p. 8.) celebrates Constantinople as not less superior to all other
cities, than she was inferior to Rome itself. His learned commentator (Spanheim,
p. 75, 76.) justifies this language by several parallel and contemporary ...
The term of ten years is given us by Julian (Orat. i. p. 8.), and Spanheim labours
to establish the truth of it (p. 69–75.); by the help of two passages from Themistius
Orat. iv. p. 58.) and of Philosiorgius (l. ii. c. 9.), which form a period from the year ...
... is the expression of Augustin. de Civitat. Dei, l. v. c. 25. 99 Eutropius, l. x. c. 8.
Julian. Orat. i. p. 8. Ducange C. P. 1. i. c. 5. The name of Constantinople is extant
on the medals of Constantine. 79 The lively Fontenelle (Dialogues des Morts, xii.)
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