December 17, 2009

Random Historickal Observation

According to Livy, a Roman commander who successfully "delivered an army from siege" was awarded a laurel of grass cut from the beleaguered area. He mentions this in connection with a certain Publius Decius, whose quick thinking saved a Roman army in a battle in Samnium in 343 B.C.

I think that's pretty neat. Can't wait to work it into the office holiday party conversation somewhere.

Posted by Robert at December 17, 2009 09:04 AM | TrackBack
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