by Echecrates of Thessaly,
by whom the Greek cavalry, which, with the whole body of mercenary cavalry, amounted to two thousand men, was splendidly
trained. No one took more pains with the men under his
command than Cnopias of Allaria. He commanded all the
Cretans, who numbered three thousand, and among them a
thousand Neo-Cretans,See above, ch. 5, note. over whom he had set Philo of Cnossus.
They also armed three thousand Libyans in the Macedonian
fashion, who were commanded by Ammonius of Barce. The
Egyptians themselves supplied twenty thousand soldiers to the
phalanx, and were under the command of Sosibius. A body
of Thracians and Gauls was also enrolled, four thousand being
taken from settlers in the country and their descendants, while
two thousand had been recently enlisted and brought over:
and these were under the command of Dionysius of Thrace.
Such in its numbers, and in the variety of the elements of which
it was composed, was the force which was being got ready for