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CONDUCT OF THE ARMY AND SENATE AFTER THE DEATH OF AURELIAN.—REIGNS
OF TACITUS, PROBUS, CARUS AND HIS SONS.

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180. State of the Christians in the

Reigns of Cornmodus and

Severus 257

211-249. Of the Successors of Se-

verus 258

244. Of Maximin, Philip, and De-

cius 260

252-260. Of Valerian, Gallienus,

and his Successors . . . 261

260. Paul of Samosata, his Manners 262

270. lie is degraded from the See

of Antioch 262

274. The Sentence is executed by

Aurelian 263

284-303. Teace and Prosperity of

the Church under Dio-

cletian 264

Progress of Zeal and Super-

stition among the Pagans . 265

Maximian and Galerius

punish a few Christian sol-

diers 267

Galerius prevails on Diocle-

tian to begin a general Per-

secution 268

303. Demolition of the Church of

Nicomedia 269

The first Edict against the

Christians 269

Zeal and Punishment of a

Christian 270

Fire of the Palace of Nico-

media imputed to the

Christians 271

Execution of the first Edict . 272

Demolition of the Churches . 273

Subsequent Edicts .... 274

303-311. General Idea of the Per-

secution 275

In the Western Provinces,

under Constantius and Con-

stantine 275

In Italy and Africa, under

Maximian and Severus. . 276

Under Maxentiui .... 276

In Illyricum and the East,

under Galerius and Max-

imian . - 278

311. Galerius publishes an Edict

of Toleration 278

Peace of the Church . . .279

Maximin prepares to renew

the Persecution .... 280

313. End of the Persecutions . . 281

Probable Account of the Suf-

ferings of the Martyrs and

Confessors 281

Number of Martyrs . . . 283

Conclusion 284

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