The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert:|
war was finished; he even exalted their bravery and all the advantages
which might be derived from interesting them in the Republic by
donations and privileges.
Then Magdassin, a former provincial governor, said, as he rolled his
"Truly Barca, with your travelling you have become a Greek, or a
Latin, or something! Why speak you of rewards for these men? Rather
let ten thousand Barbarians perish than a single one of us!"
The Ancients nodded approval, murmuring:--"Yes, is there need for so
much trouble? They can always be had?"
"And they can be got rid of conveniently, can they not? They are