Note 024
From The Invasion of Persia, part of Chapter 51 of the Decline & Fall

Mente vix potest numerove comprehendi quanta spolia nostris cesserint. Abulfeda, p. 69.

Yet I still suspect, that the extravagant numbers of Elmacin may be the error, not of the text, but of the version. The best translators from the Greek, for instance, I find to be very poor arithmeticians.

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