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The Italians, who had received Constantine as their deliverer, submis. sively
obeyed the edićts which he sometimes condescended to address to the senate
and people of Rome; but they were seldom honoured with the presence of their
The winding channel through which the waters of the Euxine flow with a rapid
and incessant course towards the Mediterranean, received the appellation of
Bosphorus, a name not less celem brated in the history, than in the fables, of an-.
Ancient Troy ", feated on an eminence at the foot of Mount Ida, overlooked the
mouth of the Hellespont, which scarcely received an accession of waters from the
tribute of those immortal rivulets the Simois and Scamander. The Grecian pears
... therefore dire&ted to institute schools, to appoint professors, and by the hopes
of rewards and privileges, to engage in the study and practice of archite&ture a
sufficient number of ingenious youths, who had received a liberal education *.
Ausonius received, from the liberality of Gratian, a vesis palmata, or robe of state,
in which the figure of the emperor Constantius was embraidered. s On o (in 94
See the animated pi&tures drawn by Sallust, 36 THE DECLINE AND FALL.
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