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Seuthes: Xen. Anab. 41. Timasion: Xen. Anab. 22. Cf. Xen. Cav. Com. 16. One might infer from parallels that this practice was in fact hazardous—M. Claudius Marcellus and an accompanying force of about 220 cavalry and thirty light-armed troops were ambushed by Hannibal’s Numidians (who, says Polybius, were accustomed to lie in ambush for skirmishers and outriders [proporeumenoi]); the consul met his death in the ensuing ‹ght (Polyb. 1–27). Polybius censured Marcellus for exposing himself to danger: according to the historian’s opinion, a commander ought not to take such risks.
They are quite capable of quality vision . . e. reading by moonlight but their concentration drops off the more peripheral one goes and that contributes to the less than sharp peripheral vision mentioned earlier. 91. Xen. Cyr. 43; Aen. Tact. 24. Cf. Thuc. 3–4. 3–1 km. 94 Many a kataskopos haunting the shadows must have given thanks to Hermes that sentries carried lights and bells as they made the rounds. The life of Aratus provides further testimony: four men were patrolling with a light during Aratus’ covert assault on the citadel of Corinth.
Etc. 56. Aen. Tact. 5; cf. Simonyan and Grishin 54, 66. The contingents on the Pylos tablets were all divisible by ten, but it may be rash to speculate that this was the size of units assigned to individual observation posts. 57. 37), who observed that he could have watched from the acropolis of Ilium as effectively and in greater security—quite right, but perhaps less poetic. Aegisthus’ anonymous lookout watched for the return of Agamemnon from a skopie (Od. 524); the suitors watched continually for Telemachus from heights (Od.