The Ghost of King Pap

Beyond these [omens], a ghostly image of the king of Armenia, and the wretched shades of those who just a little while ago had been cut down in connection with the Theodorus matter, disturbed many with ominous terror by shrieking out all-too-horrible verses at night.

Super his larvale simulacrum Armeniae regis et miserabiles umbrae paulo ante in negotio Theodori caesorum per quietem stridendo carmina quaedam nimium horrenda multos diris terroribus agitabant.

—Ammianus Marcellinus, Res Gestae 36.1.3

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