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Re: The Sassanian Army

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  • dmelville64
    ... It s a mistranslation from the term referring to chain units as a formation. The same term is used of Sasanian and Byzantine cavalry. If you can imagine
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      --- In ancientarcheology@yahoogroups.com, "christof139"
      <christof139@...> wrote:
      >
      > Neal, Info. says that the earlier Persians may have done this too, as
      > well as the later Byzantines on at least one occasion, but info. also
      > says this may all be bunk concerning the leg chains and/or ropes. So
      > it is just a remote probability.
      >
      > Chris


      It's a mistranslation from the term referring to 'chain' units as a
      formation. The same term is used of Sasanian and Byzantine cavalry.

      If you can imagine any circumstances under which you would chain a
      group of cavalrymen together, I would be very interested to hear it!

      regards

      DM.
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