cleruchy


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cleruchy

(ˈklɛəˌrʊkɪ)
n, pl -chies
(Historical Terms) (in the ancient world) a special type of Athenian colony, in which settlers (cleruchs) retained their Athenian citizenship and the community remained a political dependency of Athens
cleruchial adj
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More careful editing ought to have detected the oddity of imposing a sixth-century Athenian cleruchy on Samos rather than Salamis (30), and of having Diodoros say that Philip had `not less than 2,000 cavalry' at Chaironeia (180), when the very same extract had previously read `more than 3,000 horse' (174).