Ante-Nicene Fathers/Volume VI/Methodius/General Note

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Ante-Nicene Fathers Vol. VI by Methodius, translated by William R. Clark
General Note

General Note.

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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,[1] and the Labarum[2] itself is the outcrop of what Justin wrote to Antoninus Pius.


Footnotes[edit]

  1. See vol. i. p. 181, this series.
  2. See p. 285, supra, under the Emperors.