Note 064
From Chapter 35 of the Decline & Fall

Si statim infesto agmine urbem petiissent, prande discrimen esset: sed in Venetia quo fere tractu Italia mollissima est, ipsa soli coelique clementia robur elanguit. Ad hoc panis usu carnisque coctae, et dulcedine vini mitigatos, etc.

This passage of Florus (iii. 3) is still more applicable to the Huns than to the Cimbri, and it may serve as a commentary on the celestial plague with which Idatius and Isidore have afflicted the troops of Attila.

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