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

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


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