Note 045
From Chapter 30 of the Decline & Fall

Orosius wishes, in doubtful words, to insinuate the defeat of the Romans.

"Pugnantes vicimus, victores victi sumus."

Prosper (in Chron.) makes it an equal and bloody battle; but the Gothic writers, Cassiodorus (in Chron.) and Jornandes (de Reb. Get. c. 30), claim a decisive victory.

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