Ration strength of the field army, about I Io,000.
Three centuries later, it became a hereditary right and came with a daily ration of two pounds of bread ("Hey, you don't expect us to cook the free grain, do you?") and occasionally included meat, olive oil, and salt.
half-trained elements had to be sent to the front in considerable numbers - indeed the ration strength of the army was actually trebled.
There was no additional supply nor could we ration it as there was no way to reignite it.
Experimental work has shown that swine fattened with a ration partly of skim-milk were lustier and of a more healthy appearance than swine fattened wholly on grains.