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- n. A governor or prefect appointed by the Spartans in the cities they subjugated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A city governor or prefect appointed by the Spartans in the cities subjugated by them.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek antiquity, the title of the governors appointed by the Lacedæmonians, during their supremacy after the Peloponnesian war, over subject or conquered towns; hence, in general, a military governor of a colony or province.
[Footnote A: A "harmost," [Greek: harmostês], was an officer sent from
Autolycus was killed eventually by the Thirty to please the Lacedaemonian harmost.
Sparta, Lysander, taking into account the possibility of speedily reducing the party in Piraeus by blockading them by land and sea, and so cutting them off from all supplies, supported the application, and negotiated the loan of one hundred talents115 to his clients, backed by the appointment of himself as harmost on land, and of his brother,
Cotyora receives a harmost from her mother-city, Sinope.
He then sailed across the Aegean, replacing pro-Athenian democracies on the allied islands with oligarchies of Ten (decarchies) under a Spartan overseer (harmost).
Alcibiades, after a severe blockade (408 B.C.), gained possession of the city through the treachery of the Athenian party; in 405 B.C. it was retaken by Lysander and placed under a Spartan harmost.
In B.C. 411 he was harmost at Abydos; in B.C. 399 he superseded Thimbron in Asia
Piraeus by blockading them by land and sea, and so cutting them off from all supplies, supported the application, and negotiated the loan of one hundred talents (13) to his clients, backed by the appointment of himself as harmost on land, and of his brother, Libys, as admiral of the fleet.
Clearchus, a Lacedaemonian, and formerly harmost of Byzantium, who had been condemned to death by the Spartan authorities for disobedience to their orders.
But Critias, and the more violent party among them, still called for more blood; and with the view of obtaining it, procured a Spartan garrison, under the harmost Callibius, to be installed in the Acropolis.
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