The chalcidians, byzantium, odrysian and cimmerian-bosporus were all colonies. I want to know more about the non-colony northernmost greeks- the thessalians.Why not the Chalcidians, Macedonians, Byzantium? Maybe also Odrysian and Cimmerian-Bosporus?
Regardless, Thessalians were great cavalrymen who served Philip and Alexander well. They always seem to have been held back by internal divisions. The most prominent Thessalian that comes to mind is Jason of Pherae, a very interesting figure.
The Macedonians modelled their cavalry on the Thessalians.The chalcidians, byzantium, odrysian and cimmerian-bosporus were all colonies. I want to know more about the non-colony northernmost greeks- the thessalians.
You say they were great cavalrymen. Were they better then the macedonian ones?
Partially or as a whole? Why would they have done that? The thracians had better horses hence presumably better cavalry. And, if macedonians were indeed greek, why model their own cavalry, why not just use the thessalian one.The Macedonians modelled their cavalry on the Thessalians.
Whose cavalry was the better one, the thessalians' or the thracians'? Where are the sources that macedonians preferred the thessalian cavalry over the thracian one?They both used Thessalian cavaly and modeled their own cavalry on the Thessalians.
That's really hard to say, since there is so many factors that go into a comparison like that. I think generally the Thracians were a lighter cavalry.Whose cavalry was the better one, the thessalians' or the thracians'?