Note 066
From Chapter 31 of the Decline & Fall

Lipsius (tom. iii. p. 423, de Magnitud. Romana, 1. iii. c. 3) and Isaac Vossius (Observat. Var. p. 26-34) have indulged strange dreams, of four, or eight, or fourteen millions in Rome. Mr. Hume (Essays, vol. i. p. 450 457), with admirable good sense and scepticism, betrays some secret disposition to extenuate the populousness of ancient times.

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