99. See Zosimus, 1. ii. [c. 21] p- 93, 94; though the narrative of that historian is neither clear nor consistent. The Panegyric of Optatianus (c. 32) mentions the alliance of the Sarmatians with the Carpi and Getae, and points out the several fields of battle. It is supposed that the Sarmatian games celebrated in the month of November, derived their origin from the success of this war.