When the armies collided, Maximus quite easily conquered the foes opposed to him, but Decius was defeated.
"If they be too strong for us, we shall catch them," replied Decius.
Decius makes himself holy for the sacrifice (as victim) by touching (as priest) the only part of his person which was exposed.
Decius followed, as he would have followed through the portals of Avernus.
One of the most severe persecutions occurred under Emperor Decius.
"The time for discretion is past for Decius Magius," said the other, wearily.
Decius answered, "Thinkest thou then that thou wilt be redeemed by thy treasures from these torments?"
Suddenly he became conscious that Decius and his guards were gone.
Sergius' head-piece was gone, but he glanced at his own corselet and then at Decius.
The persecuting Emperor Decius is on the throne of the Roman world.