Note 117
From Chapter 36 of the Decline & Fall

Our knowledge of these mercenaries who subverted the Western empire is derived from Procopius (de Bell. Gothico. 1. i. c. i. p. 308 [tom. ii. p. 6, ed. Bonn]). The popular opinion and the recent historians represent Odoacer in the false light of a stranger and a king, who invaded Italy with an army of foreigners, his native subjects.

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