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The Fall of the American Empire Quote of the Day

"The pay was certainly insufficient: the soliders had to arm and equip themselves out of it and prices had risen. And certainly the exhaustion of military reserves had kept thousands of soliders with the Colours who should have been discharged years before, and veterans were recalled to the Colours who who were quite unfit for service..."

— Robert Graves' I, Claudius, page 199, on a mutiny that broke out among Roman soldiers along the Rhine.


Posted at 12:03 PM on Fri. Jun 20, 2008 in category Quote of the Day, Books, Politics  
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