), and Rumpia.
weapon peculiar to the Thracians (Gell. x. 25
); but whether
belonging to the class of swords or of spears is a matter of doubt, though the latter seems
the more probable. At all events, it was characterized by prodigious length (Livy, xxxi. 29
), and by having, like the Roman pilum
, a wooden shaft of the same dimensions as the iron head affixed to it (Val.
Flacc. vi. 98).