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戦え is the imperative form of 戦う, and this と is a quotative-と. The corresponding verb (言っている) is omitted. それは… 我らに戦えと? Are you saying to us that we must fight? The imperative forms of some verbs did look different in archaic Japanese, and they are sometimes used today (see this). But the imperative forms of godan verbs like 戦う do not have old forms.


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