Analysis Of Polybius 's ' Polybius '

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Polybius, a Greek commander who spent years on military campaigns with Roman armies in the second century B.C.E. (Hunt, Al., 2012, 160) Polybius venerated the Roman camp but it was army discipline that authentically fascinated him. It was rigorous to the point of inhumanity. Polybius believed the ideal Centurion was instilled with the Core Values of the Arête, the Greek value of competitive individual excellence. This commitment or drive imbues a zealousness of self-sacrifice, accolade, obligation, and a commitment to culminate ones ' life in the accommodation rather than peregrinate home in disgrace. Utilizing this philosophy a committed army, led by Centurions who Rome wanted “not so much to be bold and eager to take risks, but rather to be capable of leadership and steady and solid in character, nor do they want them to initiate attacks and precipitate battle”. (Vegetius, F. 2011, 176) It was prosperous in incrementing Rome 's elevate in a troglodytic time into a more Western Civilization. An example of the brutality used is a centurion falling asleep or being caught dozing. Many nights on sentinel duty were long and uneventful and many centurions would fall asleep. This ascension to an Imperium and Republic further advanced the arts, technology, philosophy, and regime systems that are being used or modeled after to this day. Now in the Roman army if that transpires and is discovered, it betokened disgrace and penalization of death. There is a summary court-martial that
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