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Cassius Dio, Roman History, 71.8
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1. Cassius Dio, Roman History, 71.9 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

2. Lucian, The Lover of Lies, 11-23, 29-31, 9-10 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3. Tertullian, To Scapula, 4.7-4.8 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

4. Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, 5.5.1-5.5.4 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

5.5.1. It is reported that Marcus Aurelius Caesar, brother of Antoninus, being about to engage in battle with the Germans and Sarmatians, was in great trouble on account of his army suffering from thirst. But the soldiers of the so-called Melitene legion, through the faith which has given strength from that time to the present, when they were drawn up before the enemy, kneeled on the ground, as is our custom in prayer, and engaged in supplications to God. 5.5.2. This was indeed a strange sight to the enemy, but it is reported that a stranger thing immediately followed. The lightning drove the enemy to flight and destruction, but a shower refreshed the army of those who had called on God, all of whom had been on the point of perishing with thirst. 5.5.3. This story is related by non-Christian writers who have been pleased to treat the times referred to, and it has also been recorded by our own people. By those historians who were strangers to the faith, the marvel is mentioned, but it is not acknowledged as an answer to our prayers. But by our own people, as friends of the truth, the occurrence is related in a simple and artless manner. 5.5.4. Among these is Apolinarius, who says that from that time the legion through whose prayers the wonder took place received from the emperor a title appropriate to the event, being called in the language of the Romans the Thundering Legion.


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alexandria, prominent in the roman empire Manolaraki, Noscendi Nilum Cupido: Imagining Egypt from Lucan to Philostratus (2012) 228
ancient novel Manolaraki, Noscendi Nilum Cupido: Imagining Egypt from Lucan to Philostratus (2012) 228
apollinarius of hierapolis Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 232, 233
arnuphis, egyptian magician Manolaraki, Noscendi Nilum Cupido: Imagining Egypt from Lucan to Philostratus (2012) 228
boukoloi, rebels in egypt Manolaraki, Noscendi Nilum Cupido: Imagining Egypt from Lucan to Philostratus (2012) 228
carnuntum Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 232
cassius dio Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 233; Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
christianity / christians Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
communication Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 232
damascius Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
danube Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 232
egypt, prize for viri militares Manolaraki, Noscendi Nilum Cupido: Imagining Egypt from Lucan to Philostratus (2012) 228
egypt Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
emperors and egypt, marcus aurelius Manolaraki, Noscendi Nilum Cupido: Imagining Egypt from Lucan to Philostratus (2012) 228
eusebius of caesarea Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 232
germans Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 232
holy man Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
iamblichus Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
inscription Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
julian (emperor) Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
julianus of athens (rhetorician) Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
legio xii fulminata Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 232, 233
lucian Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
magic Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
marcus aurelius Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
marcus aurelius (emperor) Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 232, 233
mercury (also hermes) Manolaraki, Noscendi Nilum Cupido: Imagining Egypt from Lucan to Philostratus (2012) 228
miracle /\u2009miraculous Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
neoplatonism, neoplatonic school of athens Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
networks Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 232
oracle Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
peripatos/\u2009peripatetics Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
persia Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
philostratus Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
platonism / platonic Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
porphyry Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
prayer Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 232, 233
proclus (neoplatonist) Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
pythagoras, pythagoreanism, rain miracle Manolaraki, Noscendi Nilum Cupido: Imagining Egypt from Lucan to Philostratus (2012) 228
quadi Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 232, 233
rain / lightning miracle Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 232, 233
rhetoric Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 232
sarmatians Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 232
school, philosophical schools Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
second sophistic Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
teacher Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241
tertullian Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 232, 233
victory, military Huttner, Early Christianity in the Lycus Valley (2013) 232, 233
virtue' Tanaseanu-Döbler and von Alvensleben, Athens II: Athens in Late Antiquity (2020) 241