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MATTHEW OF WESTMINSTER The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.


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The flowers of history, especially such as relate to the affairs of Britain. Vol. I. B.C. 4004 to A.D. 1066.
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A.D. 343. JTTLIITS ELECTED POPE. A.D. 337. The emperor ordered (without putting any one to death) that the temples of the pagans should be closed, and all the altars of the gods to be broken to pieces. A.D. 338. Firmian, who is also called Lactantius, a disciple o f Arnobius, went to Nicomedia to write a treatise on rhetoric. A.D. 339. James, bishop of the city of Nisibis, who in the council of Nice, with the other bishops, condemned the Arrian heresy, and who was besides the author of many books, flourished with great distinction in the church. A.D. 340. The noble emperor Constantine terminated his life by a glorious death. In which year also, the holy Silvester, going the way of all flesh, departed to the Lord. It was in truth worthy, and altogether suitable, that those who had laboured together so perseveringly for the increase of the church, should together receive the deserved recompense of their labours. CH. VI.—FROM A.D. 341 το A.D. 434. Constantin*—Death of Arrius—The bones of St. Andrew and St. Luke are taken to Constantinople—Julian—Eusebius dies—St. Hilary—The bones of John the Baptist are collected—Alane—Valentinian and Valens—Oltarius, king of Britain, dies—Gratian—Maximianusbecomes king of Britain —Conan —The Franks—Pharamond—Death ofAthanasius —Gregory Naziamen —Basil— Theodosius — Arcadius— Maximus, king of Britain—Death of Maximus—Bufinus— Stilicho—St. Ambrose dies—The Pelagian heresy—St. John Chrysostom — St. Augustine— Honorius —The Nestorian heresy—The Romans abandon Britain—The Scots and Picts invade it. jl.T). 341. Constantius with his brothers Constantine and Constane became emperors, and reigned fourteen years. The same year Marcius was elected pope, and occupied the Roman chair two years, eight months, and twenty days. A.D . 342. James, the bishop of Nisibis, a man of great learning , in both the divine and human writings, died. The same year, Saint Nicholas, bishop of the metropolis of Mirrila, departed to Christ. A.D . 343. Julius was elected to the. papal chair at Rome, an d held it eleven years, two months, and seven days. YOL. ι. ' ο

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