Tuesday, June 2, 2020

3 keys to Roman supremacy

Roman supremacy in arms lay in three things—submission to discipline, the legionary formation of battle, and a peculiar use of the short sword.

In combat, they never struck or cut; from first to last they thrust—they advanced thrusting, they retired thrusting; and generally their aim was at the foeman's face.
Source: Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace

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