chiliarch


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chiliarch

(ˈkɪlɪɑːk)
n
(Military) (in ancient Greece and Rome) the leader or commanding officer of a thousand soldiers
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For he organised games with the prizes for bravery to be appointment to the newly created rank of chiliarch.
He says that the new element was the post of chiliarch with command over two pre-existing units of 500 men, whereas Arrian states that for the cavalry the innovation was at the junior level, with each squadron divided into two companies.
At this point, an assistant chiliarch from the military camp arrived on the scene.
In most cases, a censor and a chiliarch or centurion from the Imperial Guard were ordered to jointly oversee campaigns to apprehend brigands.
The Assistant Chiliarch later claimed that magistrate Liu had unexpectedly arrived at the head of a contingent of over 500 huo jia who surrounded the camp.
10) Alexander did not appoint anyone else in Hephaestion's place as chiliarch of the Companion Cavalry, but the chiliarchy was called "Hephaestion's", and the standard which had been made at his order was carried in front of it.
343) and entered the army there, serving with distinction and rising to the rank of chiliarch (roughly equivalent to colonel) in campaigns against Acragas (Agrigento) and Aetna (Etna); frustrated with a lack of promotion, he turned to politics, and became involved with the oligarchic opposition (c.
Words beginning and ending with CH: CHAFFINCH, CHICH (Web 3), CHINCH (Web 3), CHILIARCH (Web 3), CHOLEDOCH (Web 2), CHRISTCHURCH in New Zealand and CHALLOCH in Wigtownshire, Scotland.
21) What is evident is that the initiative lay with the chiliarch Perdiccas, who controlled the army in Asia and protected the persons of the child and his mother.
Philip was duly proclaimed king and Perdiccas as chiliarch directed the government in the east.