Note 043
From Chapter 45 of the Decline & Fall

The studs of Dionysius of Syracuse, and his frequent victories in the Olympic games, had diffused among the Greeks the fame of the Venetian horses; but the breed was extinct in the time of Strabo, (l. v. p. 325.) Gisulf obtained from his uncle generosarum equarum greges . Paul, l. ii. c. 9. The Lombards afterwards introduced caballi sylvatici - wild horses. Paul, l. iv. c. 11.

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