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  • adj. of, or relating to Thessaly in Greece
  • n. a native or inhabitant of Thessaly

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Examples

  • He therefore sent Parmenion with a squadron of more than a thousand Thessalian cavalry at a fast gallop to Damascus to seize the treasury of the Great King before the Persians could get there.

    Alexander the Great

  • He knew the other Alexander as a brave and capable officer, having appointed him commander of the important Thessalian cavalry after he had made the former leader, Calas, satrap of the Hellespont region.

    Alexander the Great

  • Alexander then appointed his old friend Erigyius to fill the vacant position as head of the Thessalian cavalry to forestall Parmenion from selecting one of his relatives for the post.

    Alexander the Great

  • The first Thessalian bride eventually bore him a daughter, named Thessalonica, for whom a great city would be named.

    Alexander the Great

  • Next to them were Macedonian cavalry, then thousands of infantry stretching almost a mile across the center of the battlefield, and finally the elite Thessalian cavalry next to the sea.

    Alexander the Great

  • The king stationed the Thessalian horsemen with Parmenion, but also kept a large contingent of cavalry for himself.

    Alexander the Great

  • Bucephalas: Thessalian stallion with an ox-shaped mark tamed by Alexander as a boy and ridden by him in his conquests across the Persian Empire.

    Alexander the Great

  • The historian Arrian says only that Alexander decided to decommission some of the older Macedonian veterans and Thessalian cavalry and send them home with large bonuses, but this cannot be the whole story.

    Alexander the Great

  • Alexander had at his command a little fewer than fifty thousand fighting men, mostly Macedonians, with a fair contingent of Thracian and Thessalian auxiliaries.

    Alexander the Great

  • He placed Parmenion in command of the Thracian and Thessalian cavalry on the left, while he himself mounted one of his battle horses and rode to the right.

    Alexander the Great

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