peltasts

All Noun
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  • They often supported light troops and seemed to be capable of operating in a similar manner to peltasts.
  • Then the peltasts and light troops rushed in and began snatching what each man could. Cited from Anabasis, by Xenophon, translation by Dakyns
  • Dionysius also had the option of using old men and women as peltasts if needed.
  • Some of the citizens also served as peltasts while the wealthier citizens formed the cavalry units.
  • His infantry, with peltasts and archers and heavy infantry, began their march as well.
  • The peltasts followed without delay, and pursued them right up to their city, while the heavy troops in unbroken order followed. Cited from Anabasis, by Xenophon, translation by Dakyns
  • Cheirisophus then sent with him the peltasts from the front; and he took those that were in the middle of the square. Cited from The First Four Books of Xenophon's Anabasis, by Xenophon
  • According to Greek sources they were a tough type of peltasts.
  • In siege situations, women and old men could be used as impromptu peltasts.
  • The peltasts moving parallel on the high ground were similarly employed, burning everything combustible they could discover. Cited from Anabasis, by Xenophon, translation by Dakyns
  • Once one of the lines broke, the troops would generally flee from the field, sometimes chased by peltasts or light cavalry.
  • Typical light infantry peltasts would be armed with a number of javelins.
  • The psiloi were clearly regarded as being quite separate from the peltasts.
  • Peltasts gradually became more important in Greek warfare, in particular during the Peloponnesian War.
  • This marked the first recorded occasion in ancient Greek military history in which a force entirely made up of peltasts had defeated a force of hoplites.
  • He decided to ambush it with his force of peltasts.
  • One was the greater use of peltasts, light infantry armed with spear and javelins.
  • However, this force should not be confused with the skirmishing peltasts discussed earlier.
  • Peltasts were sometimes employed in a mutually supportive association with heavy cavalry.
  • And who when fighting with light shields -- the peltasts or the nonpeltasts? Cited from Protagoras, by Plato, B. Jowett, Trans.
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