"In this fresco we
Martin, as an officer in the Roman army face to face with the enemy,
his decision: 'I am a soldier of Christ and I cannot fight.' To the
the Roman camp, with Emperor Julian, a group of soldiers and the
distributing money to the mercenaries. To the right, waiting for the
behind the hill, the barbarian army with their armour and their spears.
Martin (still a knight, but carrying a cross and shown in the act of
is looking towards the Emperor but walking towards the enemy. His
is the struggle against paganism, and his only weapon is the word of
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