taxiarch


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taxiarch

(ˈtæksɪɑːk)
n
an Athenian commander in charge of a company of soldiers

taxiarch

Ancient Greece. a military commander of a taxis, or division of troops.
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Since Lysias speaks of `some of the generals and taxiarchs, including Strombichides and Dionysodoros [PA 4278]', it is plausible to suppose that one of the two men he names was a general and the other a taxiarch; and Strombichides, who is named first and who had been a general before, is much more likely than Dionysodoros to have been the senior of the two.
The taxiarchs Perdiccas, Coenus and Craterus were redeployed as hipparchs, and at least three new taxiarchs were appointed.