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Beric the Briton

A Story of the Roman Invasion

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Author: G. A. Henty
Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 146,221 / 398 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.7
LoC Categories: PR, PZ
Downloads: 3,628
mnybks.net#: 3473
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employ your mind in gaining what good you may by your residence among them; there must be some advantage in their methods of warfare which has enabled the people of one city to conquer the world.

"It is not their strength, for they are but pigmies to us. We stand a full head above them, and even we women are stronger than Roman soldiers, and yet they defeat us. Learn then their language, throw your whole mind into that at first, then study their military discipline and their laws. It must be the last as much as their discipline that has made them rulers over so vast an empire. Find out if you can the secret of their rule, and study the training by which their soldiers move and fight as if bound together by a cord, forming massive walls against which we break ourselves in vain. Heed not their arts, pay no attention to their luxuries, these did Cunobeline no good, and did not for a day delay the destruction that fell upon his kingdom. What we need is first a knowledge of their military tactics, so that we m

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