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Re: Mithradates of Pontus

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  • James Miller
    In the earlier part of Mithradates reign the infantry in his army was basically based around the Phalanx so they would have not been too dissimilar from say
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 25 8:38 AM
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      In the earlier part of Mithradates reign the infantry in his army was
      basically based around the Phalanx so they would have not been too
      dissimilar from say Seluecid phalangites of the time (Hellenistic
      equipage w/trousers). Later on, when he and his successors were
      battling the Romans, he radically changed the infantry in his army to
      reflect the success that the Romans enjoyed. So his infantry changed
      from Phalangites to kitting out rather similarly to what the Romans
      were kitted out with. Hence, you have ancient accounts in which the
      Romans are able to sneak into his camp in order to gain intelligence
      on just what the Pontic army is up to. Hope this helps and take care.
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