Why We Must Seek The Divine Within Us

Upon his accession to the throne of Augustus in A.D. 364, the emperor Valentinian gave a short address to his troops.  The speech is related in Ammianus Marcellinus’s history (XXVI.1).  The historian tells us that Valentinian appeared on an open expanse of ground and mounted a platform that had been arranged for this purpose; he was also wearing an imperial robe and a coronet.  The speech itself was short and to the point.

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