Some flowers of rhetoric are and the bishops By Damascenus is styled (Opera, tom. i. p. 623.). Spanheim's Apology for the Synod of Constantinople (p. 171, etc.) is worked up with truth and ingenuity, from such materials as he could find in the Nicene Acts (p. 1046, etc.). The witty John of Damascus converts into , makes them slaves of their belly, etc. Opera, tom. i. p. 306.