Note 033
From Chapter 57 of the Decline & Fall

Elmacin (p. 343, 344) assigns this probable number, which is reduced by Abulpharagius to 15,000 (p. 227), and by D'Herbelot (p. 102) to 12,000 horse. But the same Elmacin gives 300,000 men to the emperor, of whom Abulpharagius says,

Cum centum hominum millibus, multisque equis et magna pompa instructus.

The Greeks abstain from any definition of numbers.

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