Note 087
From Chapter 30 of the Decline & Fall

__Provincia missos
Expellet citius fasces, quam Francia reges Quos dederis.

Claudian (i. Cons. Stil. 1. i. 235, etc.) is clear and satisfactory. These kings of France are unknown to Gregory of Tours; but the author of the Gesta Francorum mentions both Sunno and Marcomir and names the latter as the father of Pharamond (in tom. ii. p. 543). He seems to write from good materials, which he did not understand.

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