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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 11 11 Browse Search
Flavius Josephus, The Life of Flavius Josephus (ed. William Whiston, A.M.) 1 1 Browse Search
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re marked with the cartouche of the king. The Sarmatians wore scale armor of pieces of horn or horse-hoofs fastened to a linen doublet. Goliath was armed with a coat of mail (1 Samuel xvii). It is frequently spoken of by Homer. Demetrius, son of Antigonus, had a coat of mail made of Cyprian adamant (perhaps steel). Cyprus was famous for its armor. The ancient Scythians had armor composed of horse's hoofs curiously strong and jointed together. Hengist the Saxon had scale armor A. D. 449, and King John of England possessed a hauberk of rings set edgewise, 1200. The cavalry of Henry III. had coats of mail. Henry VII. had a steel cuirass, 1500. Since the introduction of fire-arms the use of armor has been gradually discontinued, and it is now confined to the heavy cavalry or cuirassiers of European armies. As worn at present, it generally consists of a helmet of brass strengthened with steel, and a cuirass composed of a front piece, or breast-plate, and a back piece stron