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[dee-shuh s, desh-uh s] /ˈdi ʃəs, ˈdɛʃ əs/
(Gaius Messius Quintus Trajanus Decius) a.d. c201–251, emperor of Rome 249–251. Unabridged
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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • One of the most severe persecutions occurred under Emperor Decius.

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  • "The time for discretion is past for Decius Magius," said the other, wearily.

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  • 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.

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  • Sergius' head-piece was gone, but he glanced at his own corselet and then at Decius.

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  • The persecuting Emperor Decius is on the throne of the Roman world.

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