recorded that the greatest generals played on the
lyre and the pipe, and that the armies of Sparta were
fired to martial ardour by the strains of music. And
what else is the function of the horns and trumpets
attached to our legions? The louder the concert of
their notes, the greater is the glorious supremacy of
our arms over all the nations of the earth.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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