What does 'in hoc signo
vinces' mean and what is its special significance?
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"In hoc signo vinces" is
Latin for "in this sign you will conquer". These words were seen
near a cross in
the sky by Constantine prior to his victory in the fourth century. The battle
"was a crucial moment in a civil war that ended with Constantine I as sole ruler
of the Roman Empire and Christianity established as the empire's official
religion." [Note: Some variations exist regarding this event (e.g. some say
Constantine saw a cross and heard the words rather than seeing them).]
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