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    few surviving lieutenants

    I served in the military, so I know the meaning of "lieutenant" in modern military, but what ranking or status does it mean in the ancient military?

    28)The phrase “a Pyrrhic victory” was inspired originally by Pyrrhus, King of Epirus, a kingdom in the northwestern part of ancient Greece, after the victory over the Romans at the Battle of Asculum in 279 BC. In the battle, Pyrrhus lost the friends and generals whom he always trusted most. When his
    few surviving lieutenants offered Pyrrhus their congratulations, he said to them, “One more such victory over the Romans and we will be utterly undone.” The fear of Pyrrhus proved true. After his victory at Asculum, Pyrrhus was defeated

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    Re: few surviving lieutenants

    Definition 3 here is similar to one you will find in many dictionaries.
    Last edited by 5jj; 24-Nov-2012 at 16:35.

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