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529BC cats help Persia defeat PsamtikIII

 
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Casey
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:07 pm    Post subject: 529BC cats help Persia defeat PsamtikIII Reply with quote

Anyone heard this tale? Some sites say the cat bit is a myth,on other sites it seems to be a given. What do you think? I like the tale but reckon it is pretty unlikely:

The persians are attacking. King Psamtik III leads the Nile Dwelllers into battle. Persian leader Cambyses II instructs each of his men to carry a cat because he knows this will make the Egyptians throw down their spears as they cannot harm the sacred creatures. He is right, the Egyptians are defeated and the city of Pelusium is taken without the shedding of blood.

If true, it's a pretty cool idea and i wonder why more foreign agressors didn't think of this ploy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess it could be true but I somehow doubt it.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:16 am    Post subject: Re: 529BC cats help Persia defeat PsamtikIII Reply with quote

Casey wrote:
Anyone heard this tale? Some sites say the cat bit is a myth,on other sites it seems to be a given. What do you think? I like the tale but reckon it is pretty unlikely:

The persians are attacking. King Psamtik III leads the Nile Dwelllers into battle. Persian leader Cambyses II instructs each of his men to carry a cat because he knows this will make the Egyptians throw down their spears as they cannot harm the sacred creatures. He is right, the Egyptians are defeated and the city of Pelusium is taken without the shedding of blood.

If true, it's a pretty cool idea and i wonder why more foreign agressors didn't think of this ploy Very Happy

Casey


well most reason egyptian were because of technological disadvantage. persian had devolop well trained cavalry and cavalry archer while egyptian were still using chariot and foot infantry in the combat. not just all egyptian soldier were lacked of body protection and bad quality shield and weaponry were also the deadly fact that cause they were lost the war.it was already appear early in battle of kadesh.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it were true where did they get all the cats they needed?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tnrees wrote:
If it were true where did they get all the cats they needed?



pet store! doh!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EmoWorld wrote:
tnrees wrote:
If it were true where did they get all the cats they needed?



pet store! doh!


There was I expecting a sensible answer. Shocked
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