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Aineias and History: The Purpose and Context of Historical Narrative in the Poliorketika

Maria Pretzler Orcid Logo

Brill's Companion to Aineias Tacticus , Pages: 68 - 95

Swansea University Author: Maria Pretzler Orcid Logo

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This chapter discusses the 'historical vignettes' included in Aineias Tacticus' Poliorketika. I survey the way in which historical information is placed in its topographical and chronological context (or not), how the narratives are constructed, and how these short narratives are used...

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Published in: Brill's Companion to Aineias Tacticus 
ISBN: 978-90-04-22351-6 9789004352858
ISSN: 1872-3357
Published: Leiden BRILL 2017
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa31785
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Abstract: This chapter discusses the 'historical vignettes' included in Aineias Tacticus' Poliorketika. I survey the way in which historical information is placed in its topographical and chronological context (or not), how the narratives are constructed, and how these short narratives are used as an integral part of didactic writing. Aineias was still experimenting with the military manual, and we see crucial aspects of the genre emerging in his work.
Item Description: Edited by Maria Pretzler and Nick Barley
College: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Start Page: 68
End Page: 95