Note 049
From Chapter 36 of the Decline & Fall

Interea duplici texis dum littore classem
Inferno superoque mari, cadit omnis in aequor
Silva tibi, etc. Sidon. Panegyr. Majorian. 441-461.

The number of ships, which Priscus fixes at 300, is magnified, by an indefinite comparison with the fleets of Agamemnon, Xerxes, and Augustus.

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