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Offline Volnutt

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What's a Toumarches?
« on: June 03, 2018, 04:17:41 AM »
I mean, based on the other titles, I guessed that it was a Byzantine military or government rank. But I can't find it on Google.

Anybody got a list of all of them and what they mean? I'd be really interested in the history lesson.
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Re: What's a Toumarches?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 04:30:21 AM »
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Tourmarches -         12500

Commander of a Tourma, or divison, higher officer than the Taxiarches, who commanded a smaller division; but should be a lesser tank than Hoplitarches, possibly the Stratopedarches, and certainly the Protostrator.

http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Medieval/LX/ByzantineAaristocracyAndBureaucracy.html

GIC gives descriptions of the rest of the ranks at the oc.net link.

The website he references isn't coming up for me atm, so here's an archived version, though from what I see it doesn't say anything more than he does.
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Re: What's a Toumarches?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2018, 11:40:56 AM »
Thanks!
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Re: What's a Toumarches?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2018, 12:40:43 PM »
What ever happened to GIC? I liked that guy.