1. Justin's History of the World extracted from Trogus Pompeius, in Justin, Cornelius Nepos and Eutropius, John Selby Watson, tr. (London: George Bell and Sons, 1876), pp. 272-283

2. Wetzel has Spartanos in his text, but observed in his note, that the right reading is unquestionably Sparnos, the Sparni being mentioned by Strabo in conjunction with the Dahae.

3. Populorum. This word is undoubtedly corrupt. J. F Gronovius would alter it to optimatum. Procerum would perhaps be better.

4. Patrius et Scythicus mos. He seems to mean that their arms were partly of their own contrivance, and partly adopted from the Scythians.

5. Credas simulacra moveri; Ferrea, cognatoque viros spirare metallo; Par vestitus equius. Claudian, In Ruf. ii. 35.

6. I think that this custom is erroneously attributed to the Parthians by Justin, being rather that of the Hyrcanians. Herodotus also, as I am aware, attributes it to the Persians i. 140. Is. Vossius. See Cic. Tusc. i. 44, 45.

7. Not weaker with respect to the particular time at which the Bactrians were exhausted by wars, but to other times, when the Bactrians had been their superiors in strength.ÑScheffer.

8. Very improbable.

9. Or rather Artoadistes, as the name is written in six of the old editions. He is called Artavasdes by Strabo and Plutarch. Wetzel.

10. A hyperbole for there were none but Greeks. Wetzel. Faber, for totius orbis, would read totius Graeciae.

11. Aeetes is a conjecture of Faber for etiam, which is useless. There is no account of Jason's second voyage to Colchis in any other author.

12. Whom most authors call Absyrtus.

13. Either he killed only twenty-nine, or there were thirty-one survivors of Pacorus.

14. Augustus. Comp. c. 4.

15. All the texts, except that of Dubner's little edition, have in Hispaniam, but the sense, as Faber observes and Wetzel admits, evidently requires in Hispania.