Note 091
From Chapter 18 of the Decline & Fall

The elder Victor describes in a pathetic manner the miserable condition of Rome:

"Cujus stolidum ingenium adeo P. R. patribusque exitio fuit, uti passim domus, fora, viae, templaque, cruore, cadaveribusque opplerentur, bustorum modo." [De Casar. c. 42.]

Athanasius (tom. i. p. 677) deplores the fate of several illustrious victims, and Julian (Orat. ii. p. 58) execrates the cruelty of Marcellinus, the implacable enemy of the house of Constantine.

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