RE: Lego Lego

From: Joerg Baumgartner <joe_at_...>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 09:46:08 +0200 (CEST)

Jane Williams
>> It certainly can't be worse than the Roman system for two
>> consuls commanding
>> the same army on alternate days.
> ?? The mind boggles. They really did this?

Indeed. Basically this is the reason why Cannae came about - I forgot the name of the idiot colleague of Fabius Cunctator whose policy to lead Hannibal's superior force patiently through a series of retreats and minor skirmishes until there would be a good opportunity was blasted to pieces when that idiot offered battle. Imagine serving there...

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