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Grisly Roman Army Discipline

How Rome Conquered the World (Part 4) Army Discipline Polybius admired the Roman camp but it was army discipline that really fascinated him. It fascinated everyone. It shocks today. It was strict to the point of inhumanity. Take guard duty. … Continue reading

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How Rome Conquered the World (Part 3)

The Army Polybius knew the army was the key, all right. He had spent years in Roman army camps as guest of his distinguished friend Scipio Aemilianus, watching how everything was done, admiring army organization and discipline, taking notes for … Continue reading

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