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Aeneas Tacticus


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The earliest(‐surviving) and most historically interesting of the ancient military writers. Of several treatises only his Siegecraft is extant, internally datable to the mid‐4th cent. bc. Concerned more with defence against than prosecution of siege‐warfare, it offers unique insights into the stresses of life in small communities with warfare and revolution constantly threatening. See siegecraft, greek.

Subjects: Classical Studies.


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