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Chapter 7

This webpage reproduces a chapter of the
Tactics

by
Asclepiodotus

(Loeb Classical Library edition, 1928)

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Chapter 9

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Asclepiodotus
Tactics

p291 VIII. Chariots

Asclep. viii = Ael. XXIIAlthough we rarely find any use for chariots and elephants, we shall, nevertheless, set forth their nomenclature to complete this discussion. Two chariots are called a pair (zygarchia), two Paris a double-pair (syzygia), two double-pairs a chariot-unit (episyzygia), two chariot-units a chariot-line (harmatarchia), two chariot-lines a wing (keras), and the double of this a phalanx. If several phalanxes of chariots are to be used, the same nomenclature may be employed. Some of the chariots have no offensive weapons, while others carry scythes on the axles.


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