??? WHO WAS GAIUS MARIUS ???
he was one of the demons of ancient history. he once ordered the execution of three thousand roman citizens. and he was the dictator of the roman state. the legal dictator appointed to protect the republic.
before that gaius marius was the leader of the roman military, and he totaly reorganized the military. this included a good supply system which included bakery wagons and garlic.
garlic was issued everyday and the men were instructed to eat a complete bulb of garlic every day. look at a bulb of garlic, it is all of the 12 to 20 little sections, the cloves. NO not just a few cloves of garlic, the whole bulb durring the day.
then gaius marius gave all the men a few new things; new larger shields, new larger helmets, additional sholder armour, and one more spear to carry with all of that extra weight. then he gave some new marching orders; faster steps, longer strides, one more hour of march each day, and building a complete fortification every night. THEY DID IT ALL. because they were eating fresh raw garlic every day. when there was not enuf garlic they ate raw onions, raw turnips, or raw parsely with the root, all of this good healthy food was eaten with fresh raw fruit; apples, figs, prunes, apricots, plums, lemons and grapes. infact that is the only way that it is really possible to eat raw garlic; you must bite and chew it all at once with raw fruit.
Edited by vladzo, 06 November 2014 - 07:09 PM.