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Julius Caesar, Chapter 70: Military genius.
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Again at Rome, when the men of the Tenth Legion clamored for their discharge and rewards with terrible threats and no little peril to the city, though the war in Africa was then raging, he [Note 1] did not hesitate to appear before them, against the advice of his friends, and to disband them. But with a single word, calling them citizens, instead of soldiers, he easily brought them round and bent them to his will; for they at once replied that they were his soldiers and insisted on following him to Africa, although he refused their service. Even then he punished he most insubordinate by the loss of a third part of the plunder and of the land intended for them. |
Note 1: he = Julius Caesar