Strategos
(1,303 words)

(στρατηγός/stratēgós, 'army leader'; pl. strategoi). In many Greek states the formal title for a military commander.

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I. Classical Greece

In Athens, strategoi are occasionally mentioned earlier (e.g. Peisistratus [4] as strategos; Hdt. 1,59,4; [Aristot.] Ath. pol. 17,2), but it was only after the tribal reorganization of Cleisthenes [2], probably first in 501/0 BC, that a regular board of strategoi was appointed: one from each of the 10 phylai, elected annually by the as…

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Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham), Ameling, Walter (Jena) and Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Strategos”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1123850>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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