1.2.1 Thus far Eusebius. But even if Rufinus did not put the sequence and the harmony of the truth according to the order in the excellent Eusebius of Pamphili’s history, nevertheless, having read through the works of Rufinus himself and other authors, I will put into this little book as much as I found which is similar to Eusebius’s treatise, just as I said above. Rufinus says the following:

1.2.2 “After the resignation of Diocletian and Maximian and the death of Constantius, the following contemporaneous emperors of the Roman Empire remained: Constantine received his father’s portion—which began from the place called Europe and extended to the Danube and to both the Scythias and to all the lands of the Celts, Illyrians, and Sarmatians, and as far as the land of the barbarians toward the Rhine river, to Macedonia and its sea, and to Thessaly and Achaia and as far as the Ionian Sea divides that which is turned toward the sinking sun;

1.2.3 Maximinus the son of Diocletian received the provinces in the east, just as Eusebius says; Maxentius received Rome and the region which goes down from Italy to the very sea.”

 

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