Note 024
From Chapter 63 of the Decline & Fall

In this enumeration (l. iii. c. 30) the French translation of the president Cousin is blotted with three palpable and essential errors.
1. He omits the 1000 yoke of working oxen.
2. He interprets Ancient Greek by the number of fifteen hundred.
3. He confounds myriads with chiliads, and gives Cantacuzene no more than 5000 hogs.
Put not your trust in translations!

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