„It has been calculated by the ablest politicians that no State, without being soon exhausted, can maintain above the hundredth part of its members in arms and idleness.“

—  Edward Gibbon, A História do Declínio e Queda do Império Romano

Vol. 1, Chap. 5 http://books.google.com/books?id=aLcWAAAAQAAJ&q="It+has+been"+"calculated+by+the+ablest+politicians+that+no+State+without+being+soon+exhausted+can+maintain+above+the+hundredth+part+of+its+members+in+arms+and+idleness"&pg=PA106#v=onepage
The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire: Volume 1 (1776)

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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