Tarentine horseman of Magna Graecia, 430-190 BC by Nic Fields

By Nic Fields

Tarentine Horseman of Magna Graecia 430-190 BC [Osprey Warrior a hundred thirty] КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Автор: Nic Fields Название: Tarentine Horseman of Magna Graecia 430-190 BC [Osprey Warrior a hundred thirty] Издательство:Osprey PublishingГод: 2008 Формат: pdf,rar+3% Размер: 25.5 MB Язык: английскийСтраниц: sixty eight hotfile.com .com zero 1 2 three four five

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Fields-Carre Collection) The hay and green fodder mentioned most often and favourably in ancient agricultural literature is what we know as lucerne or alfalfa. The Greeks called it Medike poia (Latin medica) as it originated from the lush Median plain where the famed Nisaean horses were raised. Renowned for its large size, the Nisaean horse was paramount of all the breeds in the east. 144). Seeds probably came in with their cavalry's fodder, and this fine blue grass from the horse-studs back in Media then became a food-crop for horses throughout the region.

In Homer the traditional hue for horses was xanth6s, the colour of fair human hair, in horses perhaps dun but more likely a light chestnut. By our period, however, red-bays, greys and blacks are also mentioned in the written sources. Similarly, the horses in contemporary art are mostly dark chestnuts with light-coloured manes and tails, less often blacks, in either case having white legs, feet and faces. Alexander's famous Boukephalas was black with a white blaze on his forehead, while a Frentani cavalry commander who attacked Pyrrhos at Herakleia rode a black steed with white feet.

The nasal guard also became smaller and disappeared entirely from some helmets, giving rise to the Attic style in which the only vestige of the nasal piece was an inverted V over the brow. The horseman in the background of this plate wears an Attic helmet. The horseman in the foreground wears a 'Thracian' helmet. It is distinguished by a small peak to protect the face from downward blows, while the skull is often high and curving like a cap. The cheek-pieces usually found with this style of helmet are more elongated than other types, closely shaped to the face and pointed at the chin.

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