Note 005
From Chapter 32 of the Decline & Fall

Jamque oblita sui, nec sobria divitiis mens
In miseras leges hominumque negoti a ludit:
Judicat eunuchus . . .
Arma etiam violare parat....

Claudian (in Eutrop. i. 229-270), with that mixture of indignation and humour which always pleases in a satiric poet, describes the insolent folly of the eunuch, the disgrace of the empire, and the joy of the Goths.

__Gaudet, cum viderit, hostis,
Et sentit jam deesse viros.
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