Note 065
From Chapter 18 of the Decline & Fall

Sallust. Fragment. lxxxiv. edit. Brosses, and Plutarch in Lucullus. Nisibis is now reduced to one hundred and fifty houses; the marshy lands produce rice, and the fertile meadows, as far as Mosul and the Tigris, are covered with the ruins of towns and villages. See Niebuhr, Voyages, tom. ii. p. 300-309.

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