As to the population, each of the lots in the plain had to find a leader for
the men who were fit for military service, and the size of a lot was a square
of ten stadia each way, and the total number of all the lots was sixty
thousand. And of the inhabitants of the mountains and of the rest of the
country there was also a vast multitude, which was distributed among the lots
and had leaders assigned to them according to their districts and villages.
The leader was required to furnish for the war the sixth portion of a
war-chariot, so as to make up a total of ten thousand chariots; also two
horses and riders for them, and a pair of chariot-horses without a seat,
accompanied by a horseman who could fight on foot carrying a small shield, and
having a charioteer who stood behind the man-at-arms to guide the two horses;
also, he was bound to furnish two heavy armed soldiers, two slingers, three
stone-shooters and three javelin-men, who were light-armed, and four sailors
to make up the complement of twelve hundred ships. Such was the military order
of the royal city-the order of the other nine governments varied, and it would
be wearisome to recount their several differences.