Vocabulary: maniple

Title: Carnage and Cultrue
Author: Victor Davis Hanson
Sentence: The terror of war does not lie in the entirely human reaction of tribal cultures to bloodletting—screaming and madness in giving and receiving death, fury of the hunt in pursuit of the defeated, near hysterical fear in flight—but rather in the studied coolness of the Roman advance, the predictability of the javelin cast, and the learned art of swordsmanship, the synchronization of maniple with maniple in the carefully monitored assaults.
Page: 118

Word: maniple
  • a subdivision of the ancient Roman legion; one third of a cohort, consisting of either 60 or 120 men
   Source: YourDictionary.com

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