They never meet, but there is a skirmish of wit between them.
The province of Thessalonica (Saloniki) had, together with Greece, been awarded to the warlike Marquis Boniface of Montferrat with the royal title. It comprised the greater part of ancient Macedonia and Boniface carried his victorious arms into Greece, where he everywhere divided the conquered territories among his knights; but having perished in a skirmish with the Bulgarians, in 1207, his kingdom was invaded by the Greek despot, Theodore of Epirus who was received with open arms by the Greeks, and crowned emperor at Thessalonica in 1222.
Truth-loving Persians do not dwell upon The trivial skirmish fought near Marathon.
Truth-loving Persians do not dwell upon The trivial skirmish fought near Marathon.robert graves
Oh, a strange hand writes for our dear son O, stricken mother's soul! All swims before her eyes flashes with black she catches the main words only; Sentences broken gun-shot wound in the breast, cavalry skirmish, taken to hospital; At present low, but will soon be better.walt whitman