Note 020
From Chapter 43 of the Decline & Fall

The honors of Belisarius are gladly commemorated by his secretary, (Procop. Goth. l. iii. c. 35, l. iv. c. 21.) The title ofAncient Greek is ill translated, at least in this instance, by praefectus praetorio; and to a military character, magister militum is more proper and applicable,(Ducange, Gloss. Graec. p. 1458, 1459.).

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