And the classy Oxford feeling of nothing mattering except books and poetry and Greek statues, and [nothing worth mentioning having happened since the Goths sacked Rome.] (Coming up for air)
The placement of the participle phrase confuses me, why is the participle phrase placed behind worth mentioning instead of being right behind the noun nothing?
Nothing having happened since the Goths sacked Rome worth mentioning.
If the sentence above is correct, can the sentence be understood as :
Nothing which had happened since the Goths sacked Rome worth mentioning.