Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Agile B.C.

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.