Note 068
From Chapter 27 of the Decline & Fall

Invenimus mira magnitudinis viros duos, ut prisca aetas ferebat, tom. ii. Epist. xxii. p. 875.

The size of these skeletons was fortunately, or skilfully, suited to the popular prejudice of the gradual decrease of the human stature, which has prevailed in every age since the time of Homer.

Grandiaque effossis mirabitur ossa sepulchris.
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