Note 025
From Chapter 24 of the Decline & Fall

Eunapius reports that Libanius refused the honorary rank of Praetorian praefect, as less illustrious than the title of Sophist (in Vit. Sophist. p. 135 [p. 175, ed. Comm.]). The critics have observed a similar sentiment in one of the epistles (xviii. [p. 7] ed. Wolf) of Libanius himself.

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