See the preface of Procopius. The enemies of
archery might quote the reproaches of Diomede Iliad. Delta.
385, &c.) and the permittere vulnera ventis of Lucan, (viii.
384:) yet the Romans could not despise the arrows of the
Parthians; and in the siege of Troy, Pandarus, Paris, and
Teucer, pierced those haughty warriors who insulted them as
women or children.]
The History Of The Decline And
Fall Of The Roman Empire
—Fall In The East