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#AltonSterling, Up Against the Wall

Empires don’t come as cheap as they used to

In Ancient Rome, winning or losing a battle could be the difference between life or death. I don’t mean this in the ordinary sense as it pertains to an armed conflict between large armies, where losers suffer greater losses of life and land than the victor. I mean that after a battle, if Roman units fared poorly enough, they could…

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