Note 004
From Chapter 40 of the Decline & Fall

See the anecdotes of Procopius, (c. 6,) with the notes of N. Alemannus. The satirist would not have sunk, in the vague and decent appellation of Ancient Greek the Ancient Greek and Ancient Greek of Zonaras. Yet why are those names disgraceful? - and what German baron would not be proud to descend from the Eumaeus of the Odyssey!

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