Note 036
From Chapter 29 of the Decline & Fall

Claudian turns the consulship of the eunuch Eutropius into a national reflection (l. ii. 135):

__Plaudentem cerne senatum,
Et Byzantinos proceres, Graiosque Quirites:
O patribus plebes, O digni consule patres.

It is curious to observe the first symptoms of jealousy and schism between old and new Rome, between the Greeks and Latins.

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