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[8] for ‘war has no fixed rations,’ as King Achidamus said,1 and therefore the wealth requisite for war cannot be determined. Far different was the opinion of Marius, who said, after distributing to each of his veterans fourteen acres of land and discovering that they desired more, ‘May no Roman ever think that land too small which suffices to maintain him.’

1 Cf. Cleomenes xxvii. 1; Morals, 190a; 219a. In Demosthenes, xvii. 3, the saying is put in the mouth of ‘Crobylus,’ as Hegesippus the Athenian orator was familiarly called.

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