Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Barney Fifes of ancient warriors

"Peltasts are the Barney Fife’s of ancient warriors; or perhaps they are Rodney Dangerfields. 'No respect,' he might lament and so might they. The most basic form of combat considered is the simple act of hitting somebody with your fist, and so perhaps the first actual form of long-range combat would be rock throwing. To some degree, throughout ancient history, that’s exactly what peltasts were – rock throwers."
(Nov. 29, 2009, Civilian Military Intelligence Group)

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