Two Notes on Seleucid History

@article{Tarn1940TwoNO,
  title={Two Notes on Seleucid History},
  author={William Woodthorpe Tarn},
  journal={The Journal of Hellenic Studies},
  year={1940},
  volume={60},
  pages={84 - 94}
}
  • W. Tarn
  • Published 1 November 1940
  • History
  • The Journal of Hellenic Studies
I have long suspected the 500 elephants of Ipsus, as the number is too remote from anything else known. Omitting these, the largest force of elephants which Greeks ever saw in action was the 200 of Porus; the largest force which any Greek ever commanded was the 120 or there-abouts which Eudamus brought to Eumenes; the largest force which any king is recorded on good authority to have possessed is the 150 of Antiochus III. The number which Alexander (who never used them in battle) collected in… 
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