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πρωτο-στάτης [α^], ου, , ἵστημι) who stands first, esp. the first man on the right of a line, right-hand man, “ π. τοῦ δεξιοῦ κέρωςTh.5.71; but also οἱ π. the front-rank men, X.Cyr.3.3.57, 6.3.24, Lac.11.5, etc.; either sense possible in Teles p.4 H.
2. = λοχαγός, Ael.Tact.5.1, Arr. Tact.5.6.
3. man in the uneven rows in a λόχος, opp. ἐπιστάτης, Ascl.Tact.2.3, etc.
II. metaph., chief or leader of a party, Act.Ap. 24.5; “π. τοῦ χοροῦ τῶν μαθητῶνPorph.Chr.26.1; π. τοῦ θητικοῦ καὶ οἰκετικοῦ Men.Prot.p.8 D.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (6):
    • Thucydides, Histories, 5.71
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 6.3.24
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 3.3.57
    • Xenophon, Constitution of the Lacedaimonians, 11.5
    • New Testament, Acts, 24.5
    • Arrian, Tactica, 5.6
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