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Headword: Ἑτερόστομος φάλαγξ
Adler number: epsilon,3294
Translated headword: different-faced phalanx
Vetting Status: high
['Different-faced phalanx'] is the name [of a formation] which marches out with the leading half having [sc. men] on the left battle-order -- that is, the leaders from the left -- but the leaders of the remaining half on the right battle-order.
Greek Original:
Ἑτερόστομος φάλαγξ καλεῖται, ἥτις πορεύεται, τὸ μὲν ἡγούμενον ἥμισυ ἔχουσα ἐν εὐωνύμῳ παραγωγῇ: τουτέστι τοὺς ἡγεμόνας ἐξ εὐωνύμου, τοῦ δὲ λοιποῦ ἡμίσεως τοὺς ἡγεμόνας ἐν δεξιᾷ παραγωγῇ.
Arrian, Tactica 29.3; Aelian, Tactica 37.4; and cf. Asclepiodotus 10.22, 11.4.
Keywords: definition; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 January 2008@05:02:37.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 23 January 2008@10:26:16.
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 24 January 2008@03:02:45.
David Whitehead on 4 November 2012@05:10:27.


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