". . .the succeeding autocrat of the whole Roman Empire, Constantine, called the Great by the priests, proclaimed Christianity as the State Religion."
Intrigued, I followed the previous index entry for Constantine (the Great). This took me to an essay on Garfield Sobers
"Constantine in the slips and at short leg prowled and pounced like a panther."
I had confirmation of the true greatness of Learie Constantine.
*The CLR James Reader. CLR James. ed.Anna Grimshaw. 1992. Oxford: Blackwell, 1999