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Re: OT Roman names (was: names in conlangs)

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Monday, June 12, 2006, 14:56
staving Michael Adams:
>For me as well, but I often said I was one of Mariuses Mules.. A >term of sort of love for some legionaires, especially after the >reforms of Marius as Consul (or .. not Imperator, that was >later)
I remember this story - Marius realised that the baggage train slowed down the army's movements, and provided a weak spot for an enemy to attack, so he decided that in future the legionaries should carry their own kit. They were henceforth known as Marius' Mules. Pete