Note 059
From Chapter 35 of the Decline & Fall

Sirmond (Not. ad Sidon, Apollin. p. 19) has published a curious passage from the Chronicle of Prosper.

Attila, redintegratis viribus, quas in Gallia amiserat, Italiam ingredi per Pannonias intendit; nihil duce nostro Aetio secundum prioris belli opera prospiciente, etc.

He reproaches Aetius with neglecting to guard the Alps and with a design to abandon Italy; but this rash censure may at least be counterbalanced by the favourable testimonies of Idatius and Isidore.

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