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References to late Roman army???
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(05-05-2017, 05:55 AM)Steven James Wrote: The numbers have been taken from a military organisation

Or so you are assuming! The number of 7700 prisoners could equally be taken from the second Book of Chronicles - this is the number of rams and goats presented as tribute by the Arabians.

For a religious story, that would make at least as much sense as the idea that the unknown author has copied the exact numbers of an extra-sized Roman legion and for some reason decided to transfer them into numbers of dead, wounded and captive Christians.


(05-05-2017, 05:55 AM)Steven James Wrote: Has anyone thought of the possibility the 12 cohort organisation could be used when the legion wants to decrease its frontage and increase its depth?

Why would an army reorganise its internal structure in order to alter deployment on the battlefield? That would be insane.

Similarly, why would an army change its internal structure in order to make camp? - the whole point of a regular camp was to preserve the structure and formation, to enable easy deployment.

So its not surprising that nobody has thought of these possibilities.


(05-05-2017, 05:55 AM)Steven James Wrote: I do not nor have I suggested the 4 myriads are correct... both have widely different totals of men... The difference in men is 10 to 1

If you're saying that Soz and Zoz have different totals then you are indeed suggesting the 'myriads' are correct. Everybody else goes with the idea that Zoz's myriadori should have been chilliadori - 4000 rather than 40,000, which fits with Soz.

So there's no need to multiply the number by ten, or come up with a ratio to shrink the number back again. Six units - 'about 4000' men = approx 650-700 men per unit. No ratios or complex calculations required!
Nathan Ross
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RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 04-22-2017, 04:38 PM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 04-23-2017, 10:29 AM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 04-24-2017, 03:27 PM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 05-03-2017, 11:37 AM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 05-04-2017, 11:25 PM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Nathan Ross - 05-05-2017, 11:12 AM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 05-05-2017, 03:10 PM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 05-05-2017, 04:40 PM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 05-06-2017, 12:17 PM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 05-06-2017, 05:26 PM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 05-09-2017, 08:51 PM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 05-10-2017, 04:50 PM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 05-12-2017, 10:51 PM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 05-13-2017, 10:41 PM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 05-14-2017, 01:41 PM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 05-15-2017, 02:44 PM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 05-15-2017, 07:05 PM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 05-17-2017, 09:30 AM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 05-18-2017, 10:44 AM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 05-23-2017, 08:53 AM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 10-22-2017, 02:31 PM
RE: References to late Roman army??? - by Renatus - 10-22-2017, 03:31 PM

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