The way ancient Romans encouraged soldiers to fight until death in battle was by letting them know very clearly and well in advance that anyone of them who would have dared to retire in front of the enemy would have had to face in any case death penalty.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Libenter cupit commori qui scit omnino se esse moriturum: death for the homeland in republican Rome|
|Title of host publication||"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori"|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 1990|
|Name||CONTRIBUTI DELL'ISTITUTO DI STORIA ANTICA|
- Roma antica
- ancient Rome