Unformatted text preview: iv. Persian elite cavalry break through, begins looting v. Alexander takes off after Darius instead of using the breakthrough to loop around to injure the Persians from the back b. Conclusions + Notes i. Persia 1. Multiethnic empire 2. Appearance of strength ii. Macedonia + Alexander 1. Inherits an awesome army 2. Incredible logistic grasp 3. Profound grasp of strategy 4. Keen sense of timing 5. Ability to use multi-elemental army effectively 3. The Roman Situation a. Polybius (2 nd Cent. BC), Livy (0 AD), Tacitus, Vegetius (4 th Cent. AD)...
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- cavalry, companion cavalry break, Persian elite cavalry, Incredible logistic grasp