Decem libras; the word silver must be understood. Jornandes betrays the passions and prejudices of a Goth. The servile Greeks, Eunapius and Zosimus, disguise the Roman oppression, and execrate the perfidy of the barbarians. Ammianus, a patriot historian, slightly and reluctantly touches on the odious subject. Jerom, who wrote almost on the spot, is fair, though concise.
Per avaritiam Maximi ducis, ad rebellionem fame coacti sunt (in Chron. [tom. viii. p. 817, ed. Vallars.]).