Note 027
From Chapter 67 of the Decline & Fall

A critic will always distrust these spolia opima of a victorious general, so difficult for valour to obtain, so easy for flattery to invent (Cantemir, p. 90, 91). Callimachus (l. iii. p. 517) more simply and probably affirms,

supervenitibus Janizaris, telorum multitudine, non jam confossus est, quam obrutus.
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