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ἐπ᾽ ἐμοῦ: ‘in my case,’ ‘taking me as your example’: cf. VII 524 E ὡσπερ ἐπὶ τοῦ δακτύλου ἐλέγομεν and X 597 B. τριττυαρχοῦσιν. If they cannot become (not ‘be’ as J. and C.) στρατηγοί, they are glad to be τριττύαρχοι. In time of war, a στρατηγός was commander in chief; next to him came the 10 ταξίαρχοι, or “commanders of the 10 τάξεις of hoplites corresponding to the 10 φυλαί”; under the ταξίαρχοι were the τριττύαρχοι, who each commanded the hoplites of a single τριττύς. There were in all 30 τριττύες, 3 in each tribe. See Gilbert's Gk. Const. Ant. pp. 209 f. and Sandys on Arist. Pol. Ath. 61 §§ 1—3.
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