- (in ancient Greece) a civilian official, originally a supreme general
Word Origin for polemarch
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Historical Examples of polemarch
Then the polemarch ordered the ten-years-service men to charge and drive off their assailants.Hellenica
It devolves, finally, on the polemarch to see that all goes well.
Each of these moræ of the citizens has one polemarch, four centurions, eight captains of fifty, and sixteen enomotarchs.
Polemarch, pol′e-mark, n. a title of several officials in ancient Greek states.
Callimachus, the polemarch, commanded the right wing—the Plataeans formed the left.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete
Word Origin and History for polemarch
"commander of the army" in Greek history, 1570s, from Greek polemarkhos "one who begins or leads a war," from polemos "war" + arkhos "leader, chief, ruler" (see archon).