12 Referring to the fleet under Andragathius, which Maximus had prepared expecting that Theodosius would come by sea.
13 S. Luke vii. 43.
14 S. Luke vii. 47.
15 Judg. vi. 31, very loosely.
16 2  Kings xxii. 1 ff.
17 Cf. Ep. XVIII. 13, 14.
18 i.e. his children.
19 It is possible that keeping an oath may be contrary to duty. Cf. Off. Min. I. 264.
20 In the year before this the people of Antioch enraged at new taxation, rose and destroyed the statues of the Emperor and Empress. This was the occasion on which St. Chrysostom preachedthe Homilies on the Statues. Theodosius, at first greatly enraged, subsequently pardoned the people. Cf. St. Chrys. Hom. 20 ad Antioch.