Note 098
From Chapter 21 of the Decline & Fall

Dicebatur enim fatidicarum sortium fidem, quaeve augurales portenderent alites scientissime callens aliquoties praeedixisse futura. Ammianus, xv. 7.

A prophecy, or rather a joke, is related by Sozomen (1. iv. c. 10), which evidently proves (if the crows speak Latin) that Athanasius understood the language of the crows.

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