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(Vexillas,—as they are called, p. 399.)

It is very curious to note how certain ideas are inherited from the earliest Fathers, and travel down, as here, to find a new expression in a distant age. Here our author reflects Justin Martyr,31903190    See vol. i. p. 181, this series. and the Labarum31913191    See p. 285, supra, under the Emperors. itself is the outcrop of what Justin wrote to Antoninus Pius.


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