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The Life of Constantine with Orations of Constantine and Eusebius.: Chapter IV
Chapter IV.—That God honored Constantine.
And God himself, whom Constantine worshiped, has confirmed this truth by the clearest manifestations of his will, being present to aid him 3061 at the commencement, during the course, and at the end of his reign, and holding him up to the human race as an instructive example of godliness. Accordingly, by the manifold blessings he has conferred on him, he has distinguished him alone of all the sovereigns of whom we have ever heard as at once a mighty luminary and most clear-voiced herald of genuine piety.
Whether δεξιῶς is read or δεξιός, with Valesius, “present to aid,” covers the idea better than “graciously present” (Molz).
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