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Brill’s Companion to Aineias Tacticus

Maria Pretzler Orcid Logo, Nick Barley

Swansea University Author: Maria Pretzler Orcid Logo

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This book brings together thirteen authors who offer different perspectives on the Poliorketika ('How to Survive Under Siege') of Aineias the Tactician. Aineias wrote his manual, one of the first to be composed, in the mid-fourth century. He is one of very few classical prose authors who d...

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ISBN: 978-90-04-22351-6 978-90-04-35285-8
ISSN: 1872-3357
Published: Leiden Brill 2017
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Abstract: This book brings together thirteen authors who offer different perspectives on the Poliorketika ('How to Survive Under Siege') of Aineias the Tactician. Aineias wrote his manual, one of the first to be composed, in the mid-fourth century. He is one of very few classical prose authors who does not seem to have close connections to Athens. His work provides unique insights into the life of small Greek city states in the period, and it is pioneering in terms of genre and language. This volume provides the most comprehensive discussion of Aineias' work to date.
Keywords: Aineias Tacticus, Aeneas Tacticus, Ancient Greek Warfare, 4th Century B.C., Military art and science history to 500, Seige warfare; early works to 1800, Engines of war, Peri tou pōs chrē poliorkoumenous antechein (Aeneas, Tacticus), history, military, technology and engineering ; military science.
College: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences