Friday, September 28, 2007

My reading material for Barcelona

2 comments:

D Beatty said...

Tony, my question really has nothing to do with your reading list for Barcelona... however I could not find a more suitable comment link...

Have you found any evidence in your studies to support Lykian use of the duodrepanon in warfare? (Similar to the Yorkshire billhook.) Or the Thracian rhomphaia or Dacian falx?

Tony Keen said...

I've forgotten everything I ever knew about Lycian army equipment. Fortunately, I wrote most of it down in an appendix to my book Dynastic Lycia, pp. 228-32. From that, I find that Herodotus (7.92) identifies the Lycians as carrying the drepanon, and this is also seen on the Trysa Heroon, and on a stele from Konya which may or may not depict a Lycian. No evidence for the duodrepanon, rhomphaia or falx, I'm afraid.