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It was asserted and believed, that all the noble families of Rome, the senate, and
the equestrian order, with their innumerable attendants, had followed their
emperor to the banks of the Propontis; that a spurious race of strangers and
He followed the standard of the republic till it was broken in the fields of Philippi;
he then accepted and deserved the favour of the most moderate of the
conquerors; and uniformly asserted his freedom and dignity in the court of
Romana. l. ii. c. 9. The Tarragonese Spain presented the emperor Claudius with
a crown of gold of seven, and Gaul with another of nine, hundred pounds weight.
I have followed the rational emendation of Lipsius. , annals 192 Cod. Theod.
... who could sacrifice without reluctance the laws of justice, and the feelings of
nature, to the dićtates either of his passions or of his interest. - The same fortune
which so invariably followed the standard of Constantine, seemed to secure the ...
While the martial nations of Europe followed the standards of his brothers,
Constantius, at the head of the effeminate troops of Afia, was left to sustain the
weight of the Persian war. At the decease of Constantine, the throne of the east
was filled ...
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