Persian columns

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(Arch.) columns of which the shaft represents a Persian slave; - called also Persians. See Atlantes.

See also: Persian

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Belisarius responded quickly by ordering Hun cavalry from his right to attack the long Persian column's inside flank and ordered Hun cavalry from his left to maneuver around the Persian formation's rear and flank the other side.