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Beasts of Burden Used as a Defensive Wall

He gave orders that the infantry should take the beasts of burden along with the baggage tied upon them from the rear and range them in front of themselves. This produced a defence of greater security than any palisade.1 . . .

So entirely unable are the majority of mankind to submit to that lightest of all burdens—-silence. . . .

Anything in the future seems preferable to what exists in the present. . . .

1 This fragment is supposed, by comparison with Livy, 25, 36, to belong to the account of the fall of Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio in Spain, B. C. 212.

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