Contra religionem sacramenti Thessalonicae privatus occisus est. Eutropius, x. 6 
and his evidence is confirmed by Jerome (in Chronic.), as well as by Zosimus, 1. ii. [c. 28] p. 102. The Valesian writer is the only one who mentions the soldiers, and it is Zonaras alone who calls in the assistance of the senate. Eusebius prudently slides over this delicate transaction. But Sozomen, a century afterwards, ventures to assert the treasonable practices of Licinius.