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Headword: Ὁμοιόστομος
Adler number: omicron,312
Translated headword: same-fronted
Vetting Status: high
A [same-fronted] double-phalanx in a march is the one which has the leaders of each phalanx drawn up from the same parts, i.e. from the right or the left [sc. parts] of each phalanx.
Greek Original:
Ὁμοιόστομος ἐν πορείᾳ διφαλαγγία ἐστιν, ἥτις τοὺς ἡγεμόνας ἑκατέρας τῆς φάλαγγος ἐκ τῶν αὐτῶν μερῶν τεταγμένους οἷον ἐκ δεξιῶν ἢ ἐξ εὐωνύμων ἑκατέρας φάλαγγος ἔχει.
Same material in the tactici: Asclepiodotus 10.22, 11.3-4; Aelian, Tact. 37.5; Arrian, Tact. 29.4.
The glossary in the Loeb edition of Asclepiodotus etc., by the Illinois Greek Club, clarifies the phrase πορεία ὁμοιόστομος as follows: 'when the divisions of an army march in parallel formation, with the front-line men on the same side (xi.3); or in column, with the same disposition (xi. 4)'.
Keywords: definition; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 January 2010@09:32:32.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 10 January 2010@11:50:29.
David Whitehead (typo) on 11 January 2010@03:12:38.
David Whitehead on 30 June 2013@06:26:10.


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