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Headword: *sunaspismo/s
Adler number: sigma,1448
Translated headword: shield-linkage
Vetting Status: high
Shield-linkage is when each man in the phalanx occupies one cubit, then this is called shield-linkage.
Greek Original:
*sunaspismo/s: sunaspismo/s e)stin o(/tan e(/kastos a)nh\r e)n th=| fa/laggi kate/xh| ph=xun e(/na, to/te tou=to kalei=tai sunaspismo/s.
The compiler drew this entry verbatim from the Onomasticon tacticon (31), which simplifies Aelian, Tactica theoria 11.2, 4.
See pi 3155 for pu/knwsis, when each man occupies two cubits. (For cubits see pi 1543.) Note also the use of the headword in alpha 4211 and eta 506.
Outside abstract/technical literature of this kind, the term occurs in historical writers from Diodorus Siculus (16.3.2) onwards.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; mathematics; military affairs
Translated by: Philip Rance on 13 August 2012@02:58:23.
Vetted by:
Philip Rance (Notes, keywords) on 13 August 2012@03:08:15.
David Whitehead (expansions to notes; more keywords; cosmetics) on 13 August 2012@03:24:23.
David Whitehead on 3 January 2014@03:53:43.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 5 February 2015@00:59:31.
Catharine Roth on 5 February 2015@01:00:07.
David Whitehead (coding) on 27 May 2016@03:56:26.


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