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The Discourses - Book Two, The Growth of Rome's Empire, The Army, Its Discipline and Component Parts, The Administration of Conquered Territory and Other Problems Which Admit of No Middle Course, Mistakes Often Made in Connection With War, Rome's Dealings With Neighboring Summary & Analysis

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Sections 16-18 cover the structure of the Roman Army and its culture. Machiavelli notes that troops of his day have far less discipline than those of the Romans. Artillery is not all it is cracked up to be in the modern period. It is useless when defending a town threatened by large infantry assaults. They do not cause mass death or prevent...

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