Claudian turns the consulship of the eunuch Eutropius into a national reflection (l. ii. 135):
__Plaudentem cerne senatum,
Et Byzantinos proceres, Graiosque Quirites:
O patribus plebes, O digni consule patres.
It is curious to observe the first symptoms of jealousy and schism between old and new Rome, between the Greeks and Latins.