Req quote: Soldiers as workers in uniform

Karl R. Peters u1006057 at warwick.net
Sat Dec 29 17:38:50 MST 2001


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From: Jim Drysdale <jimd48 at btinternet.com>
To: <marxism at lists.panix.com>
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2001 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: Req quote: Soldiers as workers in uniform


> Might be off-beam, but, in fact, mercenary soldiers, eg Roman were the
first
> (regular) waged-labour.

This fact is reflected in the word itself; "soldier" derives from
"soude", OF: pay, wages.   (how off topic is this?)

    <karl>


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