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Headword: *pro/stacis
Adler number: pi,2801
Translated headword: additional-deployment
Vetting Status: high
'Additional-deployment' is [the term used] when a certain body of men from each of the parts of the unit or from one is added, on the wing itself, to the whole phalanx, right at the front of the unit.
Greek Original:
*pro/stacis: pro/staci/s e)stin, o(/tan e)c e(kate/rwn tw=n merw=n th=s ta/cews h)\ e)k qate/rou kata\ to\ ke/ras au)to\ prosteqh=| ti sti=fos th=| pa/sh| fa/laggi, kateuqu\ tou= metw/pou th=s ta/cews.
The term prostaxis in this technical sense (LSJ s.v. notes two others) is mentioned in passing by Aelian and Arrian but not elaborated on.
Keywords: definition; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 March 2010@08:19:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 23 April 2010@21:56:37.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 25 April 2010@04:57:56.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2011@08:23:24.


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