Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The leader or commander of an army; a general.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The leader or commander of an army; a general.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Pl. strategi (-jī). A military commander in ancient Greece: as, Diæus was strategus of the Achean League.
  • n. [capitalized] In entomology, a genus of large American scarabæid beetles, whose males usually have three prothoracic horns. They are mainly tropical and subtropical, but S. antæus extends north to Massachusetts.
  • n. [capitalized] A genus of mollusks.

Etymologies

Latin strategus, from Ancient Greek στρατηγός ("general"). See stratagem. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I have little in this order to observe and prove but that the strategus is the same honor both in name and thing that was borne, among others, by Philopemen and Aratus in the Commonwealth of the Achaeans; the like having been in use also with the AEtolians.

    The Commonwealth of Oceana

  • _, III, 233 ff.) -- Socrates, in Plato's _Apologia_ (p. 28 E), incidentally likens the philosophic mission imposed on him by the divinity to the campaigns he waged under the orders of the archons, but the comparison of God with a "strategus" was developed especially by the

    The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism

  • The most serious is this, that the woman, who has given birth to a useful citizen, whether taxiarch or strategus should receive some distinction; a place of honour should be reserved for her at the Stenia, the Scirophoria, and the other festivals that we keep.

    The Thesmophoriazusae

  • [618] The taxiarch had the command of 128 men; the strategus had the direction of an army.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2

  • The most serious is this, that the woman, who has given birth to a useful citizen, whether taxiarch or strategus [618] should receive some distinction; a place of honour should be reserved for her at the Sthenia, the Scirophoria, [619] and the other festivals that we keep.

    The Eleven Comedies, Volume 2

  • The text says that a strategus from Ariaramneia [Greek: emageuse Mithrêi].

    The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism

  • The hundreds of onlookers saw him embrace the young strategus in

    A Victor of Salamis

  • He had been elected “strategus,” to serve on the board of generals along with Themistocles.

    A Victor of Salamis

  • At last, a knock; Scodrus, the yawning valet, ushering in a black and bearded sailor, who crouched eastern fashion at the feet of the strategus.

    A Victor of Salamis

  • Around it squatted seven men who rose and bowed as the strategus entered.

    A Victor of Salamis

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