Dojo Darelir, the School of Xenograg the Sorcerer

Roman Worldview

Like the Chinese, the Romans divided the world into civilisation and the lands beyond its sway, and while they sometimes of necessity resorted to diplomacy (in their dealings with the Armenians and other old-established kingdoms, for example), they did so for reasons of expediency alone, not as one state treating with its equivalent. There was, indeed, no reason for them to do so….

John Keegan, A History of Warfare, pp. 278-79

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