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date: 03 August 2020

tetrarchy (tetrarchia, i.e. the fourth part of an archē, ‘dominion’) 

The Oxford Classical Dictionary
Henry Dickinson WestlakeHenry Dickinson Westlake, Antony J. S. SpawforthAntony J. S. Spawforth

was first used to denote one of the four political divisions of *Thessaly (‘tetrad’ being a purely geographical term). The term found its way to the Hellenistic east and was applied to the four divisions into which each of the three Celtic tribes of ... ...

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