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Headword: Ἐσπαρμένη παράταξις
Adler number: epsilon,3180
Translated headword: scattered formation
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. This occurs] whenever it is broken up into several masses of things.[1]
Greek Original:
Ἐσπαρμένη παράταξις: ὅταν εἰς ὄγκους πλείονας διαλύηται τῶν πραγμάτων.
Notes:
The same definition is given to the term ἐσπαρμένη ("scattered") alone at #64 in the tactical glossary that follows the letter psi. Adler cites Tact. 59 Köchly and Rostow. (No such term is treated by the mainstream tactical writers: Asclepiodotus, Arrian, Aelian.)
[1] The tactical glossary following the letter psi reads, more cogently, ταγμάτων ('of formations') in place of πραγμάτων , rendering the phrase as "...several masses of formations."
Keywords: definition; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: William Hutton on 23 January 2008@06:08:44.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 23 January 2008@06:26:53.
David Whitehead on 31 October 2012@08:39:41.

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