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Headword: *)amfi/stomos
Adler number: alpha,1773
Translated headword: double-mouthed, facing both ways
Vetting Status: high
This is the name for the phalanx which has half of the men in the units turned away from the rest, so as to be back-to back.
Greek Original:
*)amfi/stomos: au(/th h( fa/lagc kalei=tai, h( tou\s h(mi/seas tw=n e)n toi=s lo/xois a)ndrw=n a)pestramme/nous a)po\ sfw=n e)/xousa, w(s a)ntinw/tous ei)=nai.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras.
For this term see also under epsilon 953; other references in LSJ s.v., 3.
Keywords: definition; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 August 2000@14:28:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation) on 4 March 2001@10:26:41.
David Whitehead (notes; another keyword) on 21 February 2012@09:47:17.


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