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Strategus

 

(1) In Greek city-states from the late sixth to mid-first centuries B.C., a military commander invested with broad military and political powers. Athens had a college of ten strate-gi: one to command the hoplites, one to oversee naval supplies, one to oversee defense, two to protect Piraeus, and five (taking turns) to command troops in campaigns. The Assembly elected one strategus from each phyle for a one-year term. Repeated election was permitted; Pericles, for example, served 15 years. The post of strategus was unpaid. Strategi headed Greek military and political alliances, including the Achaean and Aetolian leagues. In modern Russian, the word strateg is used to designate a commander of large-scale military operations.

(2) In Byzantium, beginning in the seventh century, a governor with military and civil authority over a theme (a Byzantine military and administrative district). In the 11th century the civil functions of strategi passed to judges or praetors, and military functions to duces who headed enlarged themes. The strategus later became the commander of a town or fortress garrison. The term “strategus,” in this sense, went out of use in the 12th century.and

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West Des Moines, Iowa-based GuideOne Insurance has formed an alliance with Strategos International, a Kansas City-based organization that will bring training and consulting to its customers in all niches - churches, schools, nonprofits, senior living communities and small businesses - to help them best prepare for and react in an armed intruder situation.
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Nor did Antigonus ever use the title king in cuneiform documents; he was referred to as "general (of the lands)" = "strategos of Asia." See my remarks above on p.
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Calias sirvio como strategos en 391-390 y fue uno de los enviados por Atenas a Esparta en el 371 (Kirchner, PA, p.
The Athenians enjoyed early successes; however, in 414 BC during the siege of Syracuse, the Spartan strategos Gylippus intervened and turned the tide of battle in favor of the Syracusan forces.