Note 128
From Chapter 47 of the Decline & Fall

The names and titles of fifty-four bishops who were exiled by Justin, are preserved in the Chronicle of Dionysius(apud Asseman. tom. ii. p. 54.). Severus was personally summoned to Constantinople — for his trial, says Liberatus (Brev. c. 19) — that his tongue might be cut out, says Evagrius (l. iv. c. iv.). The prudent patriarch did not stay to examine the difference. This ecclesiastical revolution is fixed by Pagi to the month of September of the year 518 (Critica, tom. ii. p. 506.).

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