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Column

The Alexandrine Column. Made of granite; in memory of the Emperor Alexander.

The Column of Antoninus.
At Rome; made of marble, 176 feet high; in memory of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius Antonius. Like that of Trajan, this column is covered externally with spiral bas-reliefs representing the wars carried on by the emperor.

Sixtus V. caused the original statue of this column to be supplanted by a figure of St. Paul. (See Trajan's Column.)

The Column of Arcadius.
At Constantinople; made of marble.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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