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Give Me My Eagles Back, Give Me My Regiments Back Again!

By Benjamin Welton, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The great British novelist, poet, and World War I veteran Robert Graves created one of the most agonizing scenes in fiction when, in his 1934 novel I, Claudius, he portrays a grieving Emperor Augustus crying to the ghost of his general Publius Quinctilius Varus: “Varus, Varus / Give