General Note.
(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, [3190] and the Labarum [3191] itself is the outcrop of what Justin wrote to Antoninus Pius.


[3190] See vol. i. p. 181, this series.

[3191] See p. 285, supra, under the Emperors.

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