Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Broken Hourglass: Weapons, a tidbit

I ran across this yesterday:

The ancient Greeks used to manufacture lead bullets for streams. They "sometimes etched insulting messages into the bullet molds; the messages were then imprinted on the bullets. One common message: 'A Nasty Present.'"

from Ancient Warfare by Michael Woods and Mary B. Woods

Now, onto typing out the descriptions that I scribbled into my notebook after yesterday's stint. Hopefully, I'll be able to decipher my handwriting!


  1. HA HA HA, that is fantastic. That is by far the best thing I have learned today. Yay for the Greeks.

  2. Of course, now I wish they had mentioned which Ancient Greeks, where, and for how long.