I.a line of battle, battle-array, Il.; mostly in pl. the ranks, id=Il., Hes.
, i. e. the heavy infantry
) in battle-order
, etc.: the formation of the phalanx
differed; the Spartan line at Tegea was eight deep, Thuc.
: the Theban at Delium twenty-five, id=Thuc.
; the phalanx was brought to perfection by Philip of Macedon.
for the main body, centre
, as opp. to the wings (κέρατα
c.a camp, id=Xen.
II.a round piece of wood, a trunk, log, Hdt.