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vurjin_oce t1_j1fy1t6 wrote

There is an old Roman proverb that was said when Greeks were making fun of the length of their swords. Romans replied it only needed to be long enough to reach your heart.


Hyphenated_Gorilla t1_j1gptx7 wrote

I believe that was in Vegetius “Epitome of Military science”

Good book on the Roman strategy if you’ve not read it