There's a saying that's interesting for how it's comprised of 8 pairs of reduplicated syllables:
Te tero, Roma, manu nuda; date tela, latete
It's often loosely translated similarly to below:
I will tear you down, Rome, with my bare hands; give me your weapons and hide!
Is there anyone earlier than Alberto di Stade (or any references that potentially go back before him)? How did it get attached to Caesar, Alaric, and Hannibal? Any light that can be shed on this would be appreciated.