find Valens in those regions, since they were wholly ignorant that he had perished in battle, or else certainly (as is rather believed) burnt to death in the cottage.

3. Meanwhile the Goths, combining with the Huns and Alani, both brave and warlike tribes, and inured to toil and hardship, whom Fritigern had with great ability won over to his side by the temptation of great rewards – fixed their camp near Perinthus; but recollecting their previous losses, they did not venture to come close to the city, or make any attempt to take it; they, however, devastated and entirely stripped the fertile territory surrounding it, slaying or making prisoners of the inhabitants!

4. From hence they marched with speed to Constantinople in battle array, from fear of ambuscades; being eager to make themselves masters of its ample riches, and resolved to try every means to take that illustrious city. But while giving way to extravagant pride, and beating almost against the barriers of the gates, they were repulsed in this instance by the Deity.

5. A body of Saracens (a nation of whose origin and manners we have already given a full account in several places), being more suited for sallies and skirmishes than for pitched battles, had been lately introduced into the city; and, as soon as they saw the barbarian hust, they sallied out boldly from the city to attack it.

There was a stubborn fight for some time; and at last both armies parted on equal terms.

6. But a strange and unprecedented incident gave the final advantage to the eastern warriors; for one of them with long hair, naked-with the exception of a covering round his waist-shouting a hoarse and melancholy cry, drew his dagger and plunged into the middle of the Gothic host, and after he had slain an enemy, put his lips to his throat, and sucked his blood. The barbarians were tor. rified at this marvellous prodigy, and from that time forth, when they proceeded on any enterprise, displayed none of their former and usual ferocity, but advanced with hesitating steps.

7. As time went on their ardour damped, and they began to take into consideration the vast circuit of the walls (which was the greater on account of the large space occupied by mansions with gardens within it), the in

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accessible beauties of the city, and the immensity of its population; also the vicinity of the strait which divides the Black Sea from the Ægean. Then after destroying the works which they had constructed, having sustained greater losses than they had inflicted, they raised the siege, and roamed at random over the northern provinces, which they traversed without restraint as far as the Julian Alps, which the ancients used to call the Venetian Alps.

8. At this time the energy and promptitude of Julius, the commander of the forces on the other side of Mount Taurus, was particularly distinguished; for when he learnt what had happened in Thrace, be sent secret letters to all je governors of the different cities and forts, who were all Romans (which at this time is not very common), request. ing them, on one and the same day, as at a concerted signal, to put to death all the Goths who had previously been admitted into the places under their charge; first luring them into the suburbs, in expectation of receiving the pay which had been promised to them. This wise plan was carried out without any disturbance or any delay; and thus the Eastern provinces were delivered from great dangers.

9. Thus have I, a Greek by birth, and formerly a soldier, related all the events from the accession of Nerva to the death of Valens, to the best of my abilities; professing above all things to tell the truth, which, as I believe, I have never knowingly perverted, either by silence or by falsehood. Let better men in the flower of their age, and of eminent accomplishments, relate the subsequent events. But if it should please them to undertake the task, I warn them to sharpen their tongues to a loftier style.



Elian, Count, 182, 183; crucified by
ABANNI, a people of Africa, 533

the Persians, 200
Aparne, a town in Mesopotamia, noted Enus, a city of Thrace, 286, 444
for its hot springs, 182

Africanus, Governor of the second Pan.
Abdera, the birthplace of Protagoras nonia, 50, 95
and Democritus, 286

Agabana, a fortress in Persia, 463
Abdigidus, a tribune, 173

Agathocles, king of Sicily, 44
A bienus, a senator, 477, 478

Agathyrsi, a tribe near the Palus
Abii, a people of Persia, 339

Mæotis, 291
Ablabius, prefect of the prætorium, Agazaca, a city of the Paropanisatos

Abora, or Chaboras, a river in Meso- Agenaricus, king of the Allemanni, 113
potamia, 111

Agilimundus, a chieftain of the Quadi,
Abydos, 287

Abydum, a town in Thebais, 208 Agilo, an equerry, 34, 266; pro
Achæi, a Caspian tribe, 290

moted to the prefecture by Julian,
Achaiacala, a fort on an island in the 279; recalled to military service by
Euphrates, 350

Procopius, 422; intercedes for his
Acheron, the river, 289

father-in-law Araxius, 432
Acherusian cave, the, 289

Aginatius put to death by Maximin
Acilius Glabrio, the first Roman to 474

whom a statue was erected, 16 Aiadalthes, à tribune, 181
Acimjncum, a town in Hungary, Alani, a Scythian tribe, 291, 328, 580

581, 599,-611
Acone, a port on the Euxine Sea, 289 Alatheus, 583, 587, 611
Awntid, a species of serpent in Egypt, Alavivus, a general of the Goths, 585,

Acontium, & narrow defile between Albani, allies of the Persians, 176, 187.
Thrace and Macedonia, 443

Acropatena, a province of Media, 335 Albinus of Etruria, 56
Ledaces, a Persian Satrap, killed, 374 Alexander the Great, 41, 46, 89
Addense, 531

Alexander of Heliopolis, 319
Adelphius prefect of Rome, 92

Alexandria, a village near Rome, 131
Adiabas, a river in Assyria, 334

in Egypt, 300; described, 313
Adiabene, a province of Assyria, 176, its temples and library, 314; it
320, 333

schools, 315
Adonis, 186

a city in Arachosia, 343
Adrastea, the goddess of retribution, in Ariana, 342
led also Nemesis, 42, 281

in Carmania, 339
ACCANT :8, king of the Argires, 41

an island in Persia, 338
Diccius, keeper of the records, 56, 58 a town in Sogdiana, 340
&gean Sea, 286

Alfenus, a distinguished lawyer, 556

Alicodia, a city in Bactria, 340 Amphiaraus an ancient seer, 4
Aligildus, a count, 271, 277

Amphilochius, a Paphlagonian, 252
Aliso, a tribune, 427

Amphisbæna, a serpent, 311
Alitrophagi, a Scythian tribe, 341 Amphitheatre at Rome, 102, 411
Allemanni, or Germans—these names Amphitris, a Spartan, the charioteer of

are used promiscuously by Ammi Castor and Pollux, 290
apus-defeated at the battle of Stras. Amudis, a fort in Mesopotamia, 173
burg, 118, 247 ; lay waste Gaul and Amycus, king of the Bebrycii, 288
Rhætia, 413, 414; defeated by Anaphe, an island in the Ægean Sea,
Jovinus, 438, 567 ; make incursions 139
into the Roman territory, 602; are Anatha, a fortress in Mesopotamix,
defeated, 604

Allobroges, a nation of Gaul, 81 Anatolis, prefect of Illyricum, 204;
Alpheus, a river rising in Arcadia, 53 master of the offices, 234; his death,
Alps, the Cottian, 75; the Julian, 259 ; 253

the Grecian, 76; the Penine, 76; Anatolius, an officer of the palace, 504

Hannibal's passage of the, 77 Anaxagoras the philosopher, 287 ; pre-
Alypius of Antioch, 317, 514

dicted the fall of stones and earth.
a Roman noblc, 471

quakes, 315
Amantius, a soothsayer, 472

Anaximander, a Milesian philosopher,
Amanus, a mountain range in Cilicia, 139

Anazarbus, a city of Cilicia, 27
Amardus, a river in Media, 337 Anchialos, a city of Thrace, 293, 444
Amastris, a city in Paphlagonia, 289 Ancorarius, a mountain of Mauritania,
Amazons, one of the Caspian tribes, 531

291 ; defeated by the Athenians, Ancyra, a city of Galatia, 296, 403, 426

Andernach (Antumacum), 161
Amicenses, a Sarmatian tribe, 154 Andocides, a Grecian orator, 554
Amida, a city of Mesopotamia, 174; Andriscus of Adramyttium, 44, 421

besieged by Sapor, 185; betrayed by Andronicus, a poet, 209
a deserter, 192; courage of the gar- Anepsia, wife of Victorinus, 475, 473
rison, 195; a sortie of the Gallic Anicii

, the, a noble family at Rome, 98
troops, from, 195, 236

Anniba, a mountain in Scythia, 341
Amiens (Ambians), a city in Belgium, Anthemusia, a province of Mesopo-
79, 453

tamia, 10
Aminias, a Persian general, 369 Anthropophagi, a Scythian tribe, 580
Ainisus, a city in Pontus, 289

Antibes (Antipolis), a town in Gaul, 78
Ammianus, his noble birta, 199. Antinoöpolis, a city in Egypt, 312

placed under Ursicinus, governor of Antioch in Syria, 28; visited by the
Nisibis, by the Emperor Constantius, Emperor Julian, 297 ; by Jovian,
30; returns to Italy, 37; his in 401
dustry, 45; sent into Gaul, 60;| Antiochia, in Persia, 339
seut back to the East, 103; visits Antiphon, a Greek orator, 554
Thebes, 130; recalled, 171 ; escapes Antoninopolis, a town in Mest potamia,
from Nisibis, 173 ; sent to Jovini built by Constantius, 182
anus, satrap of Corduena, 175; Antoninus, a wealthy merchant, altez
Darrow escape of, 181; arrives at wards one of the protectorso. 168;
Antioch, 200; accompanies Julian his treachery, 169
in his expedition against the Persians, Antonius, a tribune, 415
326; returns with Jovian, 402; his Adzaba, a river in Mesopotamia. !!!

advice to future historiaus, 623 Apamia, a city in Assyria, 334.
Ampelius, prefect of Otricoli, 472

a city in Thrace, :87

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