Note 001
From Chapter 46 of the Decline & Fall

Missis qui ... reposcerent ... veteres Persarum ac Macedonum terminos, seque invasurum possessa Cyro et post Alexandro, per vaniloquentiam ac minas jaciebat. —Tacitus Annals vi. 31.

Such was the language of the Arsacides. I have repeatedly marked the lofty claims of the Sassanians.

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