File:Constantine burning Arian books.jpg

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English: Emperor Constantine and the Council of Nicaea. The burning of Arian books is illustrated below. Drawing on vellum. From MS CLXV, Biblioteca Capitolare, Vercelli, a compendium of canon law produced in northern Italy ca. 825.
Text:

"Sinodus Niceni u[bi?] [f?]ui[t?] numerus / s[an]c[t]o[rum] patr[um] . CCCXVIII . et omnes / subscrip/seru/n/t."
"Constantinus imp(erator)".
"Heretici / Arriani / damnati"

Translation:

"[of?] the synod of Nicaea [where the] number / of holy fathers [was] 318 [.] and all / subscribed."
"Constantine the emperor."
"Arian heretics condemned."

Date circa 825
Source Jean Hubert et al., Europe in the Dark Ages (London: Thames & Hudson, 1969), p. 143
Author file: James Steakley; artwork: unknown
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