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Reply #15 - Jul 12th, 2018 at 5:26am
 
Yes, the book by Nöldeke. He mentions twice in the book (249, 280) that the sling they used is more similar in shape and functionality to a "lazo", used to throw it over other people, and this was used as a weapon in the Iranian highlands, already mentioned in Herod., 7. 85.
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Reply #16 - Jul 13th, 2018 at 7:22am
 
sounds almost like a bolas.
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Reply #17 - Jul 14th, 2018 at 8:29am
 
As he used the termini Schlinge and Lazo, I rather suggest that slme kind of loop is involved, like the Cowboy Lasso, wher you can drag the captured individual
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