Note 119
From Chapter 26 of the Decline & Fall

Compare Themistius (Orat. xiv. p. 181) with Zosimus (1. iv. [c. 25] p. 232), Jornandes (c. xxvii. p. 649), and the prolix Commentary of M. de Buat (Hist. des Peuples, etc., tom. vi. p. 477-552). The Chronicles of Idatius and Marcellinus allude, in general terms, to

magna certamina, magna multaque praelia.

The two epithets are not easily reconciled.

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