Jerom himself is forced to allow, crudelissimae interfectiones diversi sexus perpetratae (in Chron p. 186 [tom. viii. p. 809, ed. Vallars.]). But an original libel or petition of two presbyters of the adverse party has unaccountably escaped. They affirm that the doors of the basilica were burnt, and that the roof was untiled; that Damasus marched at the head of his own clergy, gravediggers, charioteers, and hired gladiators; that none of his party were killed, but that one hundred and sixty dead bodies were found. This petition is published by the P. Sirmond, in the first volume of his works.