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Phrourarch or Phrourarchos is a Greek military title, meaning garrison commander. Athenians controlled their overseas empire with the episcopi and phrourarchs.[1] The term was widely used by the Macedonian and later Hellenistic armies. Regarding the Spartans, it is not clear if phrourarch was the specific Spartan term. Phroura (garrison) is reported to be a Spartan term for 'a small mobile or expeditionary force'.[2] The title for the governor of the garrisoned cities under the Spartan hegemony was harmost.


  1. ^ Aspects of Greek history, 750-323 BC By Terry Buckley Page 289 ISBN 0-415-09958-7
  2. ^ The Peloponnesian War: a military study By John Francis Lazenby Page 264 ISBN 0-415-32615-X