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Subordinate Officers in Xenophon's Anabasis

Huitink, Luuk ; Rood, Tim

In: Histos Supplement, Nr. 5 (1 June 2016), pp. 199-242

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on Xenophon’s treatment of divisions within the command structure presented in the Anabasis, and in particular on three military positions that are briefly mentioned—the taxiarch, ὑποστράτηγος, and ὑπολόχαγος. Arguing against the prescriptive military hierarchies proposed in earlier scholarship, it suggests that ‘taxiarch’ should be understood fluidly and that the appearance of both the ὑποστράτηγος and the ὑπολόχαγος may be due to interpolation. The chapter also includes discussion of two types of comparative material: procedures for replacing dead, absent, or deposed generals at Athens and Sparta in the Classical period, and the lexical development of subordinate positions with the prefix ὑπο-.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Histos Supplement
Number: 5
Publisher: The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2018 13:55
Date: 1 June 2016
Page Range: pp. 199-242
Faculties / Institutes: Philosophische Fakultät > Seminar für klassische Philologie
Subjects: 480 Hellenic languages Classical Greek
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