n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - , Sarissas and Thracian Wagons : notes

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Arrian's account of Alexander's skirmish with the so-called 'autonomous Thracians' in the spring of 335 describes one of the most colourful episodes in the history of infantry tactics, one that features theatrics worthy of a 'sword and sandals' epic like , but has left modern commentators uneasy, if not incredulous.


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