Le Serment des Horaces- painting by Jacques-Louis David
Divide et impera!
~650 B.C. The military conflict between city of Rome and city of Alba Longa was decided by direct confrontation of some young soldiers: three Horatii (Romans) and three Curatii (Albans). After battle begins <<two of the Romans fell, fatally wounded, one upon the other, while all three of the Albans were wounded.[…] and though no match for his enemies together, was ready to fight them one at a time.>> (Titus Liviu) ... and the remaining Horatius was able slay them one by one.