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Orosius, Histories Against the Pagans 7.28.1

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igitur mortuo, ut dixi, Constantio in Britanniis, Constantinus imperator creatus, primus imperatorum Christianus excepto Philippo, qui Christianus annis admodum paucissimis ad hoc tantum constitutus fuisse mihi visus est, ut millesimus Romae annus Christo potius quam idolis dicaretur.

So when, as I have said, Constantius died in Britain, Constantine was made emperor, the first of the emperors to be a Christian, except for Philip, who was Christian for a very few years, certainly – but it seems to me that this was only decided so that the thousandth year of Rome should be consecrated to Christ rather than to idols.

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February 15, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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