Section 15

1. Quid etiam in pāgō Aeduōrum gestum sit, referam. ubi dum templum itidem ēverteret, furēns gentīlium rusticōrum in eum irruit multitūdo. cumque ūnus audācior cēterīs strictō eum gladiō peteret, rēiectō palliō nūdam cervicem percussūrō praebuit. 2. nec cunctātus ferīre gentīlis, sed cum dexteram altius extulisset, resupīnus ruit, cōnsternātusque dīvīnō metū veniam precābātur. 3. nec dissimile huic fuit illud. cum eum īdōla dēstruentem cultrō quīdam ferīre voluisset, in ipsō ictū ferrum eī dē manibus excussum nōn compāruit. 4. plērumque autem contrā dīcentibus sibi rusticīs, nē eōrum fāna dēstrueret, ita praedīcātiōne sānctā gentīles animōs mītigābat, ut lūce eīs vēritātis ostēnsā ipsī sua templa subverterent.

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Christopher Francese, Sulpicius Severus: Life of St. Martin. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Dickinson College Commentaries, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-947822-03-0. http://dcc.dickinson.edu/sulpicius-severus/section-15