FIND in
<--prev V306 next-->
Subject: Re: (urth) Immortals and Archaic Rome
From: Josh Geller 
Date: 19 Jun 2003 07:58:19 -0700

I believe that somewhere in there it says that Latro and his people
went to Egypt for some reason. Egypt was then a Persian province.



On Wed, 2003-06-18 at 21:16, Chris wrote:
> Hmm. This, combined with some other posts, made me wonder about languages. 
> Our Lucius was fairly fluent in Greek (even if his memory problem leads to 
> some strange interpretation). IIRC he also was able to talk to Persians and 
> Phoenicians in languages other than Greek. Perhaps he was simply very 
> learned, but I tend to think that he had lived for quite some time in a 
> culturally diverse environment. If Lucius and his contingent had been living 
> amidst the Persian court for a fair amount of time, this makes it much more 
> likely that they'd be exiles rather than mercenaries. Certainly the Persian 
> kings were fairly generous to other exiles.
> And now that I think about it, given the numerical advantage the Persians 
> had and the obvious problems with keeping them supplied, it would seem odd 
> that they would scrounge so far afield for mercenaries anyway.
> >The Persians generally lacked infantry to match the Greeks. Before,
> >during and after the war they went to some efforts to hire Greek
> >infantry. They would have definitely found a use for a cohort or two
> >of Roman infantry.
> >
> >
> >J.
> _________________________________________________________________
> MSN 8 with e-mail virus protection service: 2 months FREE*  
> http://join.msn.com/?page=features/virus
> -- 


<--prev V306 next-->