Definitions

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  • n. A band of sworn soldiers; a division of the Spartan army ranging from twenty-five to thirty-six men, bound together by oath.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A band of sworn soldiers; a division of the Spartan army ranging from twenty-five to thirty-six men, bound together by oath.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity, any band of sworn soldiers; specifically, the smallest subdivision of the Laced√¶monian army, from twenty-five to thirty-two or thirty-six in number, bound together by a common oath.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For when the king is in the field nothing is done without him; he in person gives general orders to the polemarchs, which they convey to the commanders of divisions; these again to the commanders of fifties, the commanders of fifties to the commanders of enomoties, and these to the enomoty.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • There were seven divisions in the field, besides the Sciritae who numbered six hundred; in each division there were four pentecosties, in every pentecosty four enomoties, and of each enomoty there fought in the front rank four.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The half company is technically called a pentecostys, and a quarter company an enomoty, and the officers in charge of them respectively penteconter and enomotarch.

    Anabasis

  • The first rank of the enomoty was composed of four soldiers: as to the depth, although they had not been all drawn up alike, but as each captain chose, they were generally ranged eight deep; the first rank along the whole line, exclusive of the sciritae, consisted of four hundred and forty-eight men.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • Of the foot, it was said that the Laced√¶monians advanced with each enomoty drawn up three deep, this arrangement making them not more than twelve deep in all.

    The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece

  • a pentecostys, and a quarter company an enomoty, and the officers in charge of them respectively penteconter and enomotarch.

    Anabasis

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