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Purpose of citing Latin saying

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On War, James Boswell, 1777

Boswell, James. "On War." Thegentlereader.net. The Gentle Reader, n.d. Web. 26 Apr. 2016.

The author cites a Latin saying (line 30) to emphasize

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the contrast between ancient and modern modes of warfare.

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the value of learning from the mistakes of the past.

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importance of respecting academic analysis on past conflicts.

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danger of relying too strongly on outdated value systems.

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the paradox of war that has persisted across history.