An historical dissertation upon the Thebean Legion : plainly proving it to be fabulous

by John Dubourdieu, M.A., Chaplain to his Grace the Duke of Schomberg and Leinster, and one of the ministers of the French Church in the Savoy

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Main Author: Dubourdieu, Jean, 1642?-1720.
Other Authors: Gavin, Antonio, active 1726.
Associated Name: Bentley, Richard (Publisher)
Uniform Title:Dissertation historique et critique sur le martyre de la légion thébéenne. English
Format: Book
Published: London : Printed for R. Bentley, in Russel-street in Covent-Garden, 1696.
Physical Description:[8],104,113-205,[3]p ; 18 cm (8vo)
Place of Publication:
England -- London.
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General note:A reissue of this work (with a cancel title page) has "Made English by G. D'Emilliane, F.M." on the title page. (ESTC note)
G. D'Emilliane = Gabriel d'Emiliane, i.e. Antonio Gavin. (ESTC note)
Text and register continuous despite pagination.
The legend relates that the Theban Legion, composed entirely of Christians, had been called up from Africa to suppress a revolt of the Bagandæ in Gaul at Auganum; (St-Maurice-en-Valais). The soldiers were ordered to sacrifice to the gods in thanksgiving but refused. Every tenth was then killed. Another order to sacrifice and another refusal caused a second decimation and then a general massacre. (Cf. Acta SS., VI, Sept., 308, 895)
Translation of: Dissertation historique et critique sur le martyre de la légion thébéenne.
With printed marginalia.
Citation / References note:ESTC, R17246
Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), D2409
Immediate source of acquisition note:
Donation; John Laughton.
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