Note 006
From Chapter 35 of the Decline & Fall

This portrait is drawn by Renatus Profuturus .Frigeridus, a contemporary historian, known only {by some extracts which are preserved by Gregory of Tours (1. ii. c. 8, in tom. ii. p. 163). It was probably the duty, or at least the interest, of Renatus, to magnify the virtues of Aetius; but he would have shown more dexterity if he had not insisted on his patient forgiving disposition.

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