Minoan is an IE language?

Stanley Friesen sarima at friesen.net
Sat Mar 10 06:04:12 UTC 2001

At 07:56 PM 3/9/01 +0000, you wrote:

>> chariots ... but what were they used for? Not likely for routine war

>Chariots were never used in battle in Greek times - they were used to get
>the heroes to battle.   One got off them to fight.  (Or in some cases two
>got of them to fight ...)

That was after it had ceased to be an important war machine - after the
chaos and restructuring associated with the Sea People invasions (with the
collapse of the Mycenian states, the Hittite Empire, and the major states
of Mesopotamia).

The chariot does seem to have been a major component of armies prior to
that time.

May the peace of God be with you.         sarima at ix.netcom.com

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