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Volume IX, Number 3 | summer 2016

Miscellany

Suetonius reported that Caligula often cheated when playing dice. The emperor once interrupted a game to go into the courtyard, where he spotted a group of rich knights passing. He had them arrested, stole their goods, then “resumed the game in high spirits, boasting that his luck had never been better.”

Luck, in the great game of war, is undoubtedly lord of all.

- Arthur Griffiths, 1899

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