Some articles on decian edict, edict:
... The Decian edict required that refusal of sacrifice be tried and punished at proconsular level ... A year after its due deadline, the edict was allowed to expire and shortly after this, Decius himself died ... The Decian edict appealed to whatever common mos maiorum might reunite a politically and socially fractured Empire ...
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It stands as an edict in destiny.
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