Note 082
From Chapter 26 of the Decline & Fall

Indicant nunc usque albentes ossibus campi. Ammian. xxxi. 7.

The historian might have viewed these plains, either as a soldier or as a traveller. But his modesty has suppressed the adventures of his own life subsequent to the Persian wars of Constantius and Julian. We are ignorant of the time when he quitted the service and retired to Rome, where he appears to have composed his History of his Own Times.

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