1. Emperor of Rome who was proclaimed emperor against his will; his reign was notable for his severe persecution of Christians (201-251)
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How To Use Decius In A Sentence

  • The aruspex is said to have shown to Decius the head of the liver wounded on the side relating to himself, in other respects the victim was acceptable to the gods; whilst Manlius obtained highly favourable omens from his sacrifice. The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08
  • The policy of Decius's successor Valerian was to execute bishops and senior clergy so as to leave the Church leaderless.
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