Note 081
From Chapter 56 of the Decline & Fall

The epistle itself (Alexias, l. iii. p. 93, 94, 95) well deserves to be read. There is one expression, Ancient Greek
which Ducange does not understand. I have endeavoured to grope out a tolerable meaning:
Ancient Greekis a golden crown; Ancient Greek is explained by Simon Portius (in Lexico Graeco-Barbar.), by Ancient Greek a flash of lightning.

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