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.
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.