, without a trial, is the strong and most probably the just expression of Suidas. The elder Victor, who wrote under the next reign, speaks with becoming caution.
"Natu grandior, incertum qua causa, patris judicio occidisset." De Caesar. c. 41.
If we consult the succeeding writers, Eutropius, the younger Victor, Orosius,Jerom, Zosimus, Philostorgius, and Gregory of Tours, their knowledge will appear gradually to increase as their means of information must have diminished, a circumstance which frequently occurs in historical disquisition.