to the point that notions of military glory constituted Roman psyche. War was indeed a necessity, but for the most part only in the sense that it was necessary so as to placate the military focused ideological needs of the aristocracy and society at large. At the very core of Roman organization was a profound and seemingly sadistic love of triumph born from violence that converted into a unique lust for war. And with a ruling class infused with a warrior code, and a population born by the sword, Rome was certainly a society tailored for warfare. Accordingly, warfare was not merely an option but a way of life for the Romans who lived and died by the sword. The innate nature of Roman warfare and the utter magnitude of persistent hostility it engendered are beyond historical compare, and it is this legacy for war that the Romans bestowed to the modern world.

hadn’t quite met his brief for the prize, and Harrison arguing otherwise, a fall-out naturally ensued. Harrison finally earned generous compensation in 1773. Notwithstanding, this lavish turn of events was due to the intervention of King George III, an intercession that compelled Parliament to rule in the clockmaker’s favour. Thanks to Harrison’s timekeeping revolution, we revel today in the findings of famed explorers like Captain Cook, who used the chronometer for timekeeping and to measure longitude, on top of latitude, as he circumnavigated the globe. Nothing surpassed this timekeeping invention that solved the longitude challenge, until the late 20th century when Americans won hands down over the British and the rest of the world. The US Department of Defence developed the global positioning system (GPS).

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