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Banishment by Ovid and Me

When the saddest memory comes to mind, of that night, my last hour in the city, when I recall that night when I left so much so dear to me, even now tears fall from my eyes. The day was … Continue reading

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Imperium

Born into Imperium in the age of perpetual war seventy years of life, no peace War is Peace said 1984 I missed the war to end all wars missed both volumes, one and two. How to wage a war for … Continue reading

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Marius and the Volunteer Army

Standard of the IV Cohort XXIV Legion At Cannae, in Southern Italy, the Army of the Roman Republic faced Hannibal in the 2nd Punic War. At the time a Roman citizen could not “join” the Army; it was an honor … Continue reading

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From Republic to Empire

Standard of the IV Cohort XXIV Legion   At Cannae, in Southern Italy, the Army of the Roman Republic faced Hannibal in the 2nd Punic War. At the time a Roman citizen could not “join” the Army; it was an … Continue reading

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“I am American”

I rode a train in Africa through lands where once the Fascists came and people frowned and turned away when ‘ere they learned my family name. “No, I am an American!” a smile , a laugh a warm embrace “I … Continue reading

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