Dec 18, 2014

"The (... ) Roman Army could no more fight or travel — or even eat — without wood than the US military can conduct any of these activities without petroleum.
Twenty-five hundred years ago, Plato (428 – 348 BCE) in his Critias complained that, within 
his lifetime, the loss of timber had denuded the hills and plains surrounding Athens and caused massive soil erosion; today, both Greece and Italy remain largely deforested."

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