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Headword: Ἱπποστράτηγος
Adler number: iota,580
Translated headword: horse-general, subordinate-general
Vetting Status: high
Alketas was [horse-general] of Alexander.
Greek Original:
Ἱπποστράτηγος Ἀλεξάνδρου Ἀλκέτας ἦν.
From alpha 1275, where it can be seen that this "horse-general", ἱπποστράτηγος , is a corruption of "subordinate-general", ὑποστράτηγος . In Byzantine and modern Greek pronunciation, the words sound alike.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 August 2001@07:01:24.
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Catharine Roth (added note and keyword) on 24 June 2002@10:43:28.
David Whitehead on 19 July 2004@10:48:31.
David Whitehead on 31 July 2011@08:52:34.
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