Safe in their barns, these Sabine tillers sent
Their brethren out to battle — why? for rent.
— LORD BYRON, Age of Bronze, Part XIV.
"The private soldiers fight, and die to advance the wealth and luxury of the great, and they are called masters of the world, while they have not a foot of ground in their possession."
— TIBERIUS GRACCHUS, in Plutarch's Life of Tiberius Gracchus.