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Julius Caesar, Chapter 69: Military genius.
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They did not mutiny once during the ten years of the Gallic war; in the Civil wars they did so now and then, but quickly resumed their duty, not so much owing to any indulgence of their general as to his authority. For he [Note 1] never gave way to them when they were insubordinate, but always boldly faced them, discharging the entire ninth legion in disgrace before Placentia, though Pompey was still in the field, reinstating them unwillingly and only after many abject entreaties, and insisting on punishing the ringleaders. |
Note 1: he = Julius Caesar