The awkward apology of Cantacuzene, (l. iv. c.
39 -42,) who relates, with visible confusion, his own
downfall, may be supplied by the less accurate, but more
honest, narratives of Matthew Villani (l. iv. c. 46, in the
Script. Rerum Ital. tom. xiv. p. 268) and Ducas, (c 10,
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