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1 Xenophon remarks in Xen. Anab. 3.3.17 upon the large size of the stones employed in the Persian slings. The word “also” (καὶ) can hardly refer back to that remark, but it may be that some further observation of the same sort in the original text (see critical note) of the present passage served to introduce what Xenophon now goes on to say about the Persian bows. It is implied in “consequently” (ὥστε) that the Cretan bows were of approximately the same size as those of the Persians.
2 So that the arrows could be easily recovered.
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