Note 004
From Chapter 55 of the Decline & Fall

Paul. Diacon. de Gestis Langobard. l. v. c. 29, p. 881, 882. The apparent difference between the Lombard historian and the above-mentioned Greeks, is easily reconciled by Camillo Pellegrino (de Ducatû Beneventano, dissert. vii. in the Scriptores Rerum Ital. tom. v. p. 186, 187) and Beretti (Chorograph. Italiae Medii Aevi, p. 273, etc.). This Bulgarian colony was planted in a vacant district of Samnium, and learned the Latin, without forgetting their native language.

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