Boston Sunday Globe: 'Give me back my legions!' by Cullen Murphy '74
"Give Me Back My Legions:" Rome's Most Humiliating Defeat--And a Lesson for America
The Boston Sunday Globe, May 20
"In the late summer of 9 AD, during the 36th year of the reign of the emperor Augustus, a Roman commander by the name of Publius Quinctilius Varus led three Roman legions through the forests of Germany on what he believed would be little more than a routine expedition. In truth, he was heading toward what would come to be called the battle of the Teutoburg Forest."