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  • n. 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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Examples

  • Geminus Cato has an aide called Decius and he in turn has a mistress in Eboracum.

    Last Sword Of Power

  • Brockholst as "Decius;" the one spoke against it on the platform with

    A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3

  • The newspapers discussed the subject with great warmth; and Brockholst Livingston, over the signature of "Decius," assailed the treaty with great ability.

    Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3.

  • Shakespeare found the form 'Decius' in North's Plutarch, who translated from Amyot, in whose French version the blunder was originally made.

    The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius C├Žsar

  • This chapter does what it says in the title, giving us an account of the Germans largely (and occasionally critically) based on Tacitus, and ending by wondering why they did not make more effort to attack Rome between Varus [9 AD] and Decius [251 AD] (the explanations given being lack of metal technology, and too much internal dissent).

    Gibbon IX

  • In smaller roles, Madorno aptly brings a slightly comic rock-star arrogance to Caesar; Suzanne Richard nails the personalities of Decius, a quick-thinking conspirator, and Artemidorus, a stuffily perturbed Caesar supporter; and Emma Jaster is downright spooky as the Soothsayer ( "Beware the Ides of March!").

    Theater review: Taffety Punk's all-female 'Julius Caesar'

  • "I'm kind of into 'Julius Caesar' right now," said Mr. Page, who has played Marc Antony, Decius and Brutus.

    Working Hard for the Bard

  • We have been unable to access two rooms in the center of the building, but Decius and his team have promised to change that within the next hour.

    Star Trek: Myriad Universes: Shattered Light

  • So great an injury they then held it to be deprived of Hellenic learning; and thought it a persecution more undermining, and secretly decaying the Church, than the open cruelty of Decius or Diocletian.

    Areopagitica

  • A mother, my sweet, is hardly called on to be a Decius, especially at a time when the type is rare.

    Letters of Two Brides

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