Phrourarch

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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.

References[edit]

  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
  • From Cyrus to Alexander By Pierre Briant, Eisenbrauns Page 75 ISBN 1-57506-031-0
  • The administration of the Ptólemaic possessions outside Egypt By Roger S. Bagnall Page 50 ISBN 90-04-04490-6
  • Aspects of Greek history, 750-323 BC By Terry Buckley Page 289 ISBN 0-415-09958-7
  • The Athenian empire By Russell Meiggs pages 113 212 214 ISBN 0-19-814843-7