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77992.  Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:23 am Reply with quote

Epigonoi was also the name used of the Iranian soldiers in Alexander the Great's army, in the latter part of his reign, who had been trained to fight in a Macedonian phalanx.

77994.  Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:54 am Reply with quote

Do we know why? Younger than the other troops or something?

78009.  Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:59 am Reply with quote

I suppose the use of quotations (including the meta-quotation "If you want to appear intelligent, quote someone who is") is an example of epigony.


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