Note 025
From Chapter 29 of the Decline & Fall

—Quem fratribus ipse
Discedens, clipeum defensoremque dedisti.

Yet the nomination was private (iii. Cons. Hon 142) cunctos discedere . . . jubet; and may therefore be suspected. Zosimus and Suidas apply to Stilicho and Rufinus the same equal title of Ancient Greek guardians or procurators.

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