Note 015
From Chapter 36 of the Decline & Fall

Seventy lines of panegyric (505-575) which describe the importunity of Theodoric and of Gaul, struggling to overcome the modest reluctance of Avitus, are blown away by three words of an honest historian.

Romanum ambisset Imperium (Greg. Turon. 1. ii. c. 11, in tom. ii. p. 168).
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