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987 ROMECONSTANTINE AND HIS SUCCESSORS.

energies were aroused under the stimulus of

war, but subsided with the fact of conquest.

While meditating to what country he would

next turn his arms he fell sick and died at

Consentia. In order that his body might be

saved from the gaze of the vulgar and the rage

of his foes, he gave direction that it should be

buried in the bed of the river Busentinus.