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Ammianus Marcellinus (XIV, 7) in the fourth century speaks of the city as ruined.
Tacitus and Ammianus Marcellinus tell us that by gambling men are led into fraud, cheating, lying, perjury, theft, and other enormities; while Peter of Blois says that dice is the mother of perjury, theft, and sacrilege.
It reached almost to the heavens, according to Calphurnius, (Eclog.vii. 23,) and surpassed the ken of human sight, according to Ammianus Marcellinus
A little after this period, a certain Schergir was their king, and it is of him doubtless Ammianus Marcellinus speaks.