Note 149
From Chapter 25 of the Decline & Fall

The Gothic war is described by Ammianus (xxvii. 5), Zosimus (1. iv. [c. 10] p. 211-214), and Themistius (Orat. x. p. 129-141) . The orator Themistius was sent from the senate of Constantinople to congratulate the victorious emperor; and his servile eloquence compares Valens on the Danube to Achilles in the Scamander. Jornandes forgets a war peculiar to the Visi-Goths, and inglorious to the Gothic name (Mascou's Hist. of the Germans vii. 3):

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