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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In response, imperial military personnel were dispatched: four commanders, chiliarchs, and centurions from the capital were each given 30 skilled cavalry troops to patrol trouble spots around Liangxiang.
144] It was also common for chiliarchs and centurions to be dispatched seasonally to supervise bandit-suppression troops stationed in locations in and around the capital such as Tongzhou, Zhangjiawan, and Hexiwu.
At this point, an assistant chiliarch from the military camp arrived on the scene.