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The inhabitants of this country are unusually handsome and large. And they are frank in their dealings, and not mercenary;1 for they do not in general use coined money, nor do they know any number greater than one hundred, but carry on business by means of barter, and otherwise live an easy-going life. They are also unacquainted with accurate measures and weights, and they take no forethought for war or government or farming. But still they fight both on foot and on horseback, both in light armour and in full armour,2 like the Armenians.3

1 See section 8 following.

2 For a description of this heavy armour, see Tac. Hist. 1.79

3 Cf. 11. 14. 9.

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