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- n. Plural form of ethnarch.
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Under the empire many districts were still subjected to the tribal régime and commanded by "ethnarchs" or
I followed him with the two thousand silver talents we ethnarchs of Asia Province had managed to scrape together.
The ethnarchs of Sidon and Tyre aired their grievances now that they were fully surrounded by Egyptian possessions; Cleopatra had put toll gates on all the roads leading from these two great emporiums and taxed any goods going out of them by land.
You will of course know that Antonius journeyed from Philippi to Nicomedia last November, and that many kings, princes, and ethnarchs met him there.
At his death, the countries over which he had reigned were divided among his three sons, but they were not allowed to take the title of kings; they were called ethnarchs or tetrarchs.
Their priesthood was less to them than the predominance which was based upon it; they looked upon the neighbouring ethnarchs as their equals, and maintained relations of friendship with them.
Mithridates, showed himself superior in valor to all the rest of that army; -- for these reasons I will that Hyrcanus, the son of Alexander, and his children, be ethnarchs of the Jews, and have the high priesthood of the Jews for ever, according to the customs of their forefathers, and that he and his sons be our confederates; and that besides this, everyone of them be reckoned among our particular friends.