Note 012
From Chapter 33 of the Decline & Fall

Gizericus (his name is variously expressed)

statura mediocris et equi casu claudicans, animo profundus, sermone rarus, luxuriae contemptor, ira turbidus, habendi cupidus, ad solicitandas gentes providentissimus, semina contentionum jacere, odia miscere paratus. Jornandes, de Rebus Geticis, c. 33, p. 675.

This portrait, which is drawn with some skill and a strong likeness, must have been copied from the Gothic history of Cassiodorus.

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