Note 004
From Chapter 22 of the Decline & Fall

The minute interval which may be interposed between the hieme adulta and the primo vere of Ammianus (xx. 1, 4), instead of allowing a sufficient space for a march of three thousand miles, would render the orders of Constantius as extravagant as they were unjust. The troops of Gaul could not have reached Syria till the end of autumn. The memory of Ammianus must have been inaccurate, and his language incorrect.

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