Note 086
From Chapter 36 of the Decline & Fall

The principal sum is clearly expressed by Procopius (de Bell. Vandal. 1. i. c. 6, p. 19l [tom.i. p. 335, ed. Bonn]): the smaller constituent parts, which Tillemont (Hist. des Empereurs, tom. vi. p. 396) has laboriously collected from the Byzantine writers, are less certain and less important. The historian Malchus laments the public misery (Excerpt. ex Suida in Corp. ISist. Byzant. p. 58); but he is surely unjust when he charges Leo with hoarding the treasures which he extorted from the people [p. 270, ed. Bonn}.

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