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The Timing and Development of the Ouragos
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Hello - I have searched the forum and found several references to the Ouragos and the Ouragoi.  I recently finished reading Roel Konijnendijk's new book Classical Greek Tactics.  In it, he mentions the Ouragos, and argues that the position of Ouragoi may have developed fairly late around the time of the Ten Thousand.

I'm curious what the people here think.  I expected ouragoi to have emerged before then.

I am not using the term "ouragos" to refer to the last rank in each file of hoplites.  Rather, I am using term as a sort of officer to assist the Lochagos from the rear.

Please let me know what you think.

I appreciate your time and consideration of my question.
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