Text #416The Syriac Chronicle .
[Bk. 10 Ch. 15 p. 316]
In the eighteenth year of Justinian, which is the year eight hundred and fifty-seven of the Greeks1, the barbarians took Rome, the chief city of Italy; and since they could not guard it, they established themselves in the camp by the side of it, while they left the city deserted and empty.
- This was the twentieth of Justinian, and the fact that the same misreckoning is found twice in 12. 4 and once in 12. 5 tends to show that this sentence is derived from our author. [OF]