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Headword: *)orqi/a
Adler number: omicron,572
Translated headword: upright
Vetting Status: high
An 'upright' phalanx is the term used when it marches in column/file, having a depth many times larger than the length.[1] In general 'extended' is the term for every arrangement which has a length larger than the depth, but 'upright' for when the depth [is larger] than the length.
Greek Original:
*)orqi/a: o)rqi/a le/getai fa/lagc, o(/tan e)pi\ ke/ras poreu/htai, pollapla/sion e)/xousa to\ ba/qos tou= mh/kous. kaqo/lou me\n para/mhkes le/getai pa=n ta/gma, o(\ a)\n to\ mh=kos e)/xh| ple/on tou= ba/qous, o)/rqion de\ o(\ a)\n to\ ba/qos tou= mh/kous.
This entry is repeated in the "Tactica" section of the Suda, at the end of the alphabet.
[1] For a phalanx's 'length' (in this sort of technical vocabulary) see mu 910.
Keywords: definition; imagery; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 February 2010@06:30:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note, set status) on 21 February 2010@22:19:55.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; x-ref) on 22 February 2010@03:11:36.
David Whitehead on 10 July 2013@09:19:31.


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