). The Greek designation of a body of foot soldiers.
Among the Spartans it denoted in early times the largest divisions into which the whole
population capable of bearing arms was grouped. Each of these (according to Thuc.v. 66
and 68) comprised four πεντηκοστύες
of four ἐνωμοτίαι
each, an ἐνωμοτία
containing on an average thirty-two men. The name also
denoted the individuals comprised therein. Later (Rep. Lac.
ii. 4) it was the
name of the four subdivisions of a mora
Greek mercenary troops a lochus was a company of one hundred men under a separate commander.
Several of these companies were united under the superior command of a στρατηγός