). A very strong and weighty javelin, which appears
to have been made, both head and stock, of solid iron (Poll.vii.
), and to have been employed as a missile rather than as a spear, each warrior
carrying two as his complement (Varr. ap.
Non. s. v. p. 555). The
weapon was of Gallic origin (Verg. Aen. viii.
); though it was sometimes used by the Romans, the Iberians, the Carthaginians
(Livy, xxvi. 6
), and the Greeks. See Hasta