Ante-Nicene Fathers/Volume VI/Methodius/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, and the Labarum itself is the outcrop of what Justin wrote to Antoninus Pius.
- See vol. i. p. 181, this series.
- See p. 285, supra, under the Emperors.