Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek antiquity, a leader of cavalry. In the Ætolian and Acheau leagues this officer was charged with other functions.

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Examples

  • The notion that the hipparch is to ride at a slower pace than his phylarchs, and to handle his horse precisely in their style, seems to me below the dignity of the office.

    The Cavalry General

  • Blunders like these, then, our hipparch must not let pass unpunished (unless he wishes the whole of Attica to become a gigantic camp); 118 keeping his single point steadily in view, that when he strikes a blow he must be expeditious and retire before the main body has time to rally to the rescue.

    The Cavalry General

  • It is the business of the hipparch to take infinite precautions while it is still peace, to make himself acquainted with the details, not only of his own, but of the hostile territory; 77 or if, as may well betide, he personally should lack the knowledge, he should invite the aid of others78 — those best versed in the topography of any district.

    The Cavalry General

  • The scene would gain in beauty if the tribal squadrons were to ride in line of columns59 as if for battle, in two divisions, five squadrons in the one and five in the other, with the hipparch and the phylarchs at their head, in such formation as to allow the whole breadth of the racecourse to be filled.

    The Cavalry General

  • Hephaestion died at Ecbatana and was extravagantly mourned but not replaced as hipparch.

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  • His friend Hephaestion was made hipparch, or second-in-command.

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  • Speed and the nearness of death (for I felt certain I would indeed be slain by the hipparch) made me more reckless than I had ever been in my life.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • If we had met him first, I would have had some idea, or thought I had some idea, of why a hipparch of the Septentrion Guard would want to fight me.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • But the other man, the hipparch, couldn't believe what he had seen.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

  • Then some of the men held the hipparch and I heard her blade clash on his helmet.

    The Shadow of the Torturer

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