Note 054
From Chapter 35 of the Decline & Fall

Paul the Deacon (de Gestis Langobard, l. ii. c. 14 [seqq.], p. 784) describes the provinces of Italy about the end of the eighth century.

Venetia non solum in paucis insulis quas nunc Venetias dicimus, constat; sed ejus terminus a Pannoniae finibus usque Adduam fluvium protelatur.

The history of that province till the age of Charlemagne forms the first and most interesting part of the Verona Illustrata (p. 1-388), in which the Marquis Scipio Maffei has shown himself equally capable ot enlarged views and minute disquisitions.

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