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The term “cataphract” was used both as an adjective and as a noun.
It was often used in conjunction with the word “horse,” such as in κατάφρακτος ίππος, or After the Macedonians expanded into central Asia, the Seleucids, who come to rule the western territories of Alexander’s conquests, introduced the Cataphract into their army.
So they drop under the lee of Crete, sailing along its southern coast, again using an island as a shield.
Another curiosity is that the usage of the term by Greek and Roman has been inconsistent.The picture above is a possible interpretation of "Cataphract" equiptment: unlike the Companion cavalry (such as those of Alexander the Great), the cataphract is often described to wear an armored mask, along with arm and leg armor.On the other hand, it should be noted that the term in works such as Plutarch's has been translated by some scholars as simply "mailed cavalry," even though modern reintrepretation of these horsemen often extends the definition to include horsemen of a variety of different styles of armor, including lamellar and scale armor.They may also want to take advantage of the westward two-mile-per-hour current along the southern coast of Asia Minor, as well as the land breezes that at night flow down the valleys perpendicular to the sea (see Heliodorus Aethiopica 4.16.10). Archaeological remains of the grain storage facilities attest to its importance.The Alexandrian ship sailing for Italy, on which the centurion books passage for himself and his prisoners, is probably a vessel in the imperial grain fleet.