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λοχ-α_γός , λόχος, ἄγω), Dor. for λοχηγός,
A.leader of an armed band, S.Ant.141 (anap.), Theophil.3.
II. esp. commander of a company (100 men), captain, X.An.3.1.32, Ascl.Tact.2.2, PPetr. 3p.8 (iii B.C.), etc.; cf. ταξίαρχος.
2. in the Spartan army, commander of a λόχος, Th.5.66, X.Lac.11.4, etc.; in the Persian army, captain of 24 men, Id.Cyr.6.3.21, etc.; = Lat. centurio, Plu.Cam.37; also, = curio, D.H.2.7.—The word, like κυναγός, was always used in the Dor. form by Attic authors.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 141
    • Thucydides, Histories, 5.66
    • Xenophon, Anabasis, 3.1.32
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 6.3.21
    • Xenophon, Constitution of the Lacedaimonians, 11.4
    • Plutarch, Camillus, 37
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 2.7
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