Note 019
From Chapter 49 of the Decline & Fall

Some flowers of rhetoric areAncient Greek and the bishops Ancient Greek By Damascenus is styled Ancient Greek (Opera, tom. i. p. 623.). Spanheim's Apology for the Synod of Constantinople (p. 171, etc.) is worked up with truth and ingenuity, from such materials as he could find in the Nicene Acts (p. 1046, etc.). The witty John of Damascus converts Ancient Greek into Ancient Greek, makes them slaves of their belly, etc. Opera, tom. i. p. 306.

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