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Headword: Ἔνταξίς
Adler number: epsilon,1448
Translated headword: entaxis, insertion
Vetting Status: high
['Insertion'] is when someone chooses to insert the light-armed troops[1] into the intervals of the phalanx, man by man.[2] Some also call this parentaxis.[3]
Greek Original:
Ἔνταξίς ἐστιν, ἐπειδάν τις προαιρῆται τοὺς ψιλοὺς εἰς τὰ διαστήματα τῆς φάλαγγος ἐντάσσειν, ἄνδρα παρ' ἄνδρα. ἔνιοι δὲ τοῦτο καὶ παρένταξιν ὀνομάζουσιν.
Aelian, Tactica 31.3; Arrian, Tactica 26.6.
[1] See generally psi 105, psi 106.
[2] i.e. alternating man by man with the heavy-armed.
[3] See also pi 545, pi 2861.
Keywords: definition; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 May 2007@05:36:22.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, cross-references, status) on 21 May 2007@21:27:41.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 22 May 2007@03:22:38.
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