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Caesar Escapes Just Like Indiana Jones

See him: the tough old general swimming for his life, keeping under water as much as he can while the arrows splash all around him in the water. He holds his notes in the air.  A general needs his papers. … 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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Caesar’s Clemency

The most outstanding thing in Caesar’s book on the Civil War is his clemency. Again and again he pardoned his enemies in the hope that they would become his supporters. The Romans themselves were impressed by this new device. They … Continue reading

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