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Glossary of military terms - E

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Eirenarchos

Militia commander.

Eirènikè schèma

Peacetime attire ie without full equipment.

Ektaxis

Battle order.

Ektraordinarios

Greek term for extraordinarius .

Elephans turritus

Turreted elephant.

Emansor

Deserter.

Emerita statio

Completed tour of duty.

Emeritus

Soldier having served mandatory time. veteran.

Eparchos

Officer.

Eparchos ilès

'Wing commander'. Greek term for praefectus alae .

Eparchos speirès

Equestrian officer. Greek equivalent of praefectus cohortis  and praefectus alae .

Eparchos toon toxotoon

Commander of archers.

Epi toon topoon

Ín charge of the vicinity'. Greek title for centurio regionarius .

Epibata

Marine.

Epikouros

Auxiliary.

Epilektos

Elite soldier.

Epimelètès

Officer. commander.

Epiploos

Ship's guard.

Epistula commendaticia

Letter of recommendation. credential.

Eques

Cavalryman.

Eques alaris

Cavalryman belonging to auxiliary ala .

Eques Augustorum

Praetorian cavalry trooper.

Eques Batavus

A - Batavian horseman.
B - imperial horse guard trooper, not necessarily recruited from that particular tribe.

Eques capsarius

Mounted medical orderly.

Eques cohortalis

Trooper belonging to cohors equitata .

Eques dominorum nostrorum

'Horseman of our lords'. tetrarchic imperial horse guard trooper.

Eques indigena

Local cavalryman.

Eques legionis

Legionary horseman.

Eques praetorianus

Cavalryman attached to cohors praetoria .

Eques promotus

Mounted legionary or praetorian.

Eques protector

Legionary cavalryman acting as bodyguard.

Eques Romanus

'Roman knight'. member of equestrian class.

Eques sagittarius

Horse archer.

Eques singularis

A - auxiliary trooper serving in the governor's guard.
B - legionary cavalryman serving as bodyguard of senior officers.

Eques singularis Augusti

Trooper of imperial horse guard.

Eques speculator

'Scout' or 'spy'. mounted scout.

Eques stablesianus

'Stableboy'. mounted legionary.

Equitatus

Cavalry.

Equus

A - horse.
B - horse standard, one of the five original legionary standards in the republican Roman army.

Equus publicus

Horse provided at state expense to a select body of Roman knights and senators.

Equus privatus

Mount provided at own expense.

Evocatus

Reenlisted veteran.

Evocatus Augusti

Reenlisted veteran from cohortes praetoriae .

Euzonos

Light infantryman.

Ex frumentario

Former military intelligence officer.

Exactus

Accountant.

Exarchus

Late Roman cavalry officer.

Exauctoritas

Discharge from military service.

Excerptor

Shorthand secretary. clerk.

Excubia

Guard post.

Excubitor

Late Roman guardsman.

Excubitus

Guard duty.

Exculcator

Skirmisher.

Exercitatio

Military exercise.

Exercitator

Cavalry instructor.

Exercitus

Army.

Exercitus Germanicus Inferior

The provincial army of Germania Inferior .

Expeditio

Imperial field campaign.

Expeditus

A - soldier without marching pack.
B - soldier with light equipment.

Exploratio

Reconnaissance mission.

Explooratoor

Scout. transliteration of explorator .

Explorator

Scout.

Extraordinarius

Picked soldier from republican allies.

Exuviae

Plundered weaponry and equipment.

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