Journal article

Vicit disciplina militaris, vicit imperii maiestas? Livy 8 30–35

Ronald Ridley

Arctos | Klassillis-filologinen yhdistys | Published : 2020


In 340 BC the Great Latin War broke out. It was a time of great tension, with sooth-sayers (haruspices) declaring that one of the Roman consuls to devote is sacrifice, himself in order to gain victory. It was admitted that ancient discipline had to be enforced. It was ordered that no man leave his place to attack the enemy.