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Saxa-Rubra



Introduction of Saxa-Rubra
Town of ancient Etruria, on the Flaminian Way, 9mi N of Rome, and W of the Tiber River. Maxentius,in retreat from a battle here with the victorious Constantinein a.d. 312, tried to escape to Rome over theTiber River and drowned crossing the MilvianBridge. The battle was named after the bridge.According to the Christian historian Eusebius, Constantinehad a vision of a luminous cross in the skywith the words “in this conquer.” The flaming crossdepicted in legend and art supposedly symbolizedConstantine's later conversion to Christianity.

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