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"In hoc signo vinces" Constantine the Great Unisex Short Sleeve T-shirt
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"In hoc signo vinces" ("by this sign, conquer") is a phrase reportedly revealed to Constantine the Great in a vision before his military campaign.
Eusebius of Caesarea, Constantine's biographer, writes that the vision happened on the day before the battle. While he was praying, "about noon, when the day was already beginning to decline, he saw with his own eyes the trophy of a cross of light in the heavens, above the sun, and bearing the inscription, Conquer by this." (Life of Constantine, Book I/28). At first, the emperor didn't understand the message. Luckily for him, Christ himself had allegedly appeared in his dream and provided detailed instructions - Constantine was to march into battle under standards made in the revealed shape. Constantine followed the instructions and had his men create a military standard called labarum - in the shape of a cross, with a flag and a Chi-Ro sign at the top (an "XP" symbol of Christ's name in Greek ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ).
Under standards like these, Constantine triumphed. In 312 he crushed the army of his rival Maxentius in the Battle of Milvian Bridge and subsequently cleared the path for Christianity to become tolerated and even supported religion in the Roman empire.
- Unisex T-shirt
- Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
- 100% Soft cotton (Heather colours 52% Cotton, 48% Polyester)
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