The younger Victor asserts that he was valde timidus [Epit. c. 46]; yet he behaved, as almost every man would do, with decent resolution at the head of an army. The same historian attempts to prove that his anger was harmless. Ammianus observes, with more candour and judgment,
incidentia crimina ad contemptam vel laesam principis amplitudinem trahens, in sanguinem saeviebat [xxxi. 14].