Submitted by Paul S. Statt

"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."

 Excerpt titled "The Sack of Washington" in June Vanity Fair