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Theodosius the Great

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Theodosius the Great the last emperor of a united Roman Empire, he took control of the eastern empire and ended the war with the Visigoths; he became a Christian and in 391 banned all forms of pagan worship (346-395)
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Usage

In literature:

Theodosius, one of our great Generals, had chased the little beasts back far into the North before I was born.
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
Constantine was replaced by the "great and religious" Julian, Julian, by Theodosius.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 2" by Edward Gibbon
I have dwelt very briefly on those contests in which the great Theodosius was obliged to fight for his crown and for the Empire.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV" by John Lord
His code is more ecclesiastical than that of Theodosius even, the last great Christian emperor.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume V" by John Lord
Charlemagne, Theodosius, Peter the Great, and Oliver Cromwell?
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IX" by John Lord
To the preceding maybe added Theodosius the Great, the last Roman emperor before the division of the empire.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
To the preceding maybe added Theodosius the Great, the last Roman emperor before the division of the empire.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
Theodosius, one of our great Generals, had chased the little beasts back far into the North before I was born.
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
UNDER THEODOSIUS THE GREAT.
"Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome" by Oliver Goldsmith
The sons of the great Theodosius were, like almost all the children of the Roman Emperors, vain and weak, spoiled by growing up as princes.
"Young Folks' History of Rome" by Charlotte Mary Yonge
Had you in mind Theodosius the First, called the Great, or the second and more famous emperor of the name?
"A Dream of Empire" by William Henry Venable
Theodosius was resolved to brave the matter out, and next day, accompanied by his usual attendants, he went to the great church.
"The Red Book of Heroes" by Leonora Blanche Lang
The Second General Council was held at Constantinople, A.D. 381, in the reign of Theodosius the Great.
"A Key to the Knowledge of Church History (Ancient)" by John Henry Blunt
Theodosius, the great and noble emperor who succeeded Valens, pacified and made quiet subjects of the Goths.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Constantine was replaced by the "great and religious" Julian; Julian, by Theodosius.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
Consequently, the court of Theodosius the Younger formed a great contrast to that of Arcadius.
"Women of Early Christianity" by Alfred Brittain
From 379 to 395 A.D. reigned the Emperor Theodosius the Great, and while he reigned the empire was still formally intact.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells
It is supposed to have been finally suppressed by Theodosius the Great.
"Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)" by Charles Bucke
It was built between 389 and 391 to commemorate the victory of Theodosius the Great over Maximus.
"Constantinople" by William Holden Hutton
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