Note 035
From Chapter 36 of the Decline & Fall

The Alemanni had passed the Rhaetian Alps, and were defeated in the Campi Canini, or Valley of Bellinzone, through which the Ticino flows, in its descent from Mount Adula, to the Lago Maggiore (Cluver. Italia Antiq. tom. i. p. 100, 101). This boasted victory over nine hundred barbarians (Panegyr. Majorian. 373, etc.) betrays the extreme weakness of Italy.

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