Faithless and fatal truces.
The Emperor Antonius Caracalla destroyed the citizens of Alexandria,
at one time, and at another cut off the attendants of Artabanus, King
of Persia, under colour of marrying his daughter.
Jacob's children destroyed the Shechemites to avenge the rape of
Dinah. Gallienus, the Roman Emperor, put to death the military men in
Constantinople. Antonius, under colour of friendship, enticed
Artavasdes of Armenia; then, binding him in heavy chains, put him to
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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