3.6.1 The emperor’s own mother was the one who delivered this letter—she who of all the pious is honored as mother of a noble son, who bore this great light to the world and nourished him in piety from childhood. She herself, no less than the father of the child, her husband Constantius, educated him in God’s laws of piety towards Christ.

3.6.2 She undertook the journey without consideration for her old age (it was not long before her death that she set out, for she reached the end of this life at the age of eighty).


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