Note 017
From Chapter 18 of the Decline & Fall

Ammianus (1. xiv. c. 1 l ) uses the general expression of peremptum. Codinus (p. 34) [p. 63, ed. Bonn] beheads the young prince; but Sidonius Apollinaris (Epistol. v. 8), for the sake perhaps of an antithesis to Fausta's warm bath, chooses to administer a draught of cold poison.

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