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Text #621

Zosimus. New History
[Bk. 1 Ch. 46 p. 14]

As the Scythians moved on followed by the Romans, and the barbarians who were cruising around Crete and Rhodes retired without any achievement worth mentioning, a plague seized them all. Some died in Thrace, others in Macedonia, and the survivors were either enlisted in the Roman legions or given land and so became farmers. The plague affected the Romans also and killed many of their soldiers. Among the victims was Claudius (Claudius II), a man conspicuous for virtue and sadly missed by his subjects.

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