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Headword: Λακωνικὴ τάξις
Adler number: lambda,65
Translated headword: Lakonian formation, Laconian formation
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
That which in the early wars[1] appears to have been the best of the [formations employed] formerly. The formations were divided into pentekostyes, enomotiai, and moirai;[2] and the minimum number of the enomotia was 5 and 20 men.[3]
Greek Original:
Λακωνικὴ τάξις: ἡ κατὰ τοὺς ἄνω πολέμους ἀρίστη τῶν πρόσθεν γενέσθαι δοκεῖ. εἰς πεντηκοστύας καὶ ἐνωμοτίας καὶ μοίρας διῃροῦντο αἱ τάξεις: καὶ ἦν ὁ ἐλάχιστος ἀριθμὸς τῆς ἐνωμοτίας ἀνδρῶν ε# καὶ κ#.
Notes:
cf. generally epsilon 1408.
[1] τοὺς ἄνω πολέμους is an odd phrase, but better construed thus than (e.g.) "the wars mentioned above" (since none obviously have been).
[2] In fact morai in Laconian dialect.
[3] cf. epsilon 1408. On the composition of the Spartan army see generally e.g. Forrest 1968: 132-4; Lazenby 1985: 4-10; Singor 1999: 69-72.
References:
Forrest, W.G. (1968), A History of Sparta 950-192 BC. London: Hutchinson
Lazenby, J.F. (1985), The Spartan Army. Warminster: Aris & Phillips
Singor, H.W. (1999), 'Admission to the syssitia in fifth-century Sparta', in S. Hodkinson and A. Powell (eds), Sparta: New Perspectives (London: Duckworth with Classical Press of Wales), ch. 3 (pp. 67-89)
Keywords: chronology; definition; geography; military affairs
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 31 December 2000@06:45:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 1 January 2001@07:41:11.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 27 March 2013@10:27:26.

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