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The Life of Constantine with Orations of Constantine and Eusebius.: Chapter XL
Chapter XL.—Of the Number of his Offerings.
This temple, then, the emperor erected as a conspicuous monument of the Saviours resurrection, and embellished it throughout on an imperial scale of magnificence. He further enriched it with numberless offerings of inexpressible beauty and various materials,—gold, silver, and precious stones, the skillful and elaborate arrangement of which, in regard to their magnitude, number, and variety, we have not leisure at present to describe particularly. 3272
Some idea of various features of this building may be gathered from the cuts and descriptions of other basilicas in Fergusson, History of Architecture, 1 (1874), 400 sq.; Lübke, Geschichte der Architektur, 1 (Lpg. 1875), 229 sq.; Langl.s series of Bilder zur Geschichte, &c.
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