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Great Roman Engineering

One of the most impressive Roman constructions you will ever see is the aqueduct of Segovia, Spain. Aqueduct of Segovia (file photo) It still brings good water down from the mountains fifteen kilometers away. For most of that distance the … Continue reading

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Napoleon’s Humor

Can you picture Napoleon Bonaparte giggling? Caulaincourt says he started joking while they were riding incognito through enemy country in a rickety sleigh and nearly freezing. Who was Caulaincourt? Napoleon’s Master of the Horse. Caulaincourt’s book, With Napoleon in Russia, … Continue reading

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Caesar’s Army: Basic Facts

Organization A LEGION comprised 6000 soldiers. It was made up of 10 COHORTS, each containing 600 soldiers. The cohort was composed of 3  MANIPLES (200 soldiers each). A maniple contained  2 CENTURIES (one hundred men = a century) and their … Continue reading

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