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[4] Again, my dear, an army in disorder is a confused mass, an easy prey to enemies, a disgusting sight to friends and utterly useless, —donkey, trooper, carrier, light-armed, horseman, chariot, huddled together.1 For how are they to march in such a plight, when they hamper one another, some walking while others run, some running while others halt, chariot colliding with horseman, donkey with chariot, carrier with trooper?

1 Cyropoedia, VI. iii. 25; Mem. III. i. 7.

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