stratēgós, 'army leader'; pl.
strategoi). In many Greek states the formal title for a military commander. [German version] I. Classical Greece In Athens,
strategoi are occasionally mentioned earlier (e.g. Peisistratus  as
strategos; Hdt. 1,59,4; [Aristot.] Ath. pol. 17,2), but it was only after the tribal reorganization of Cleisthenes , 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 assembly (but candidates may have been pre-selected in the
phylai, see ), and eligible for …