Laws Ending Persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire

(311 and 313)

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Editor’s Note: The text of the two edicts is translated from Lactantius. The paragraph numbers are those given to the text of Lactantius. Additional material present in the text surviving in Eusebius is added in square brackets thus: […]. The more significant of Eusebius’s variations are indicated in square brackets preceded by a shilling stroke thus: […]

Edict of Galerius

[Emperor Caesar Galerius Valerius Maximianos, Unconquered Augustus, Pontifex Maximus, Germanicus Maximus, Egyptiacus Maximus, Thebaicus Maximus, Sarmaticus Maximus five times, Persicus Maximus twice, Carpicus...

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