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The Resource Aeneas Tacticus : Asclepiodotus ; Onasander, with an English translation by members of the Illinois Greek Club, (electronic resource ;)

Aeneas Tacticus : Asclepiodotus ; Onasander, with an English translation by members of the Illinois Greek Club, (electronic resource ;)

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Aeneas Tacticus : Asclepiodotus ; Onasander
Title
Aeneas Tacticus
Title remainder
Asclepiodotus ; Onasander
Statement of responsibility
with an English translation by members of the Illinois Greek Club
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
The surviving work of Aeneas (fourth century BCE) is on defense against siege. Asclepiodotus (first century BCE) wrote a work on Tactics as though for the lecture room, based on earlier manuals, not personal experience. Onasander's The General (first century CE) deals with the qualities expected of a general.
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active 4th century B.C
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Aeneas
Language note
Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Asclepiodotus,
  • Onasander,
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library ;
Series volume
156
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Military art and science
Summary expansion
Aeneas was perhaps a general, and certainly author of several didactic military works of which the sole survivor is that on defence against siege. From it we can deduce that he was a Peloponnesian of the fourth century BCE who served in the Aegean and in Asia Minor and composed the work from direct knowledge and from oral and some literary tradition, possibly in 357-6 BCE. It is devoted entirely to defence of fortified places and deals specially with use of defending troops; defensive positions; morale; resistance to attacks and to actual assault; guards; obviation of treachery and revolution; and other subjects. Asclepiodotus, philosopher and pupil of the Stoic Posidonius, wrote a rather dry but ordered work on Tactics as if a subject of the lecture room, based not on personal experience but on earlier manuals. His main subjects were the branches of a military force; infantry; cavalry; chariots; elephants; arms; maneuvers; military evolutions; marching formation. The work ends with words of command. Onasander (Onasandros), a Platonic philosopher, dedicated his work The General to the Roman Veranius, who was a consul in 49 CE. The work deals in plain style with the sort of morals and social and military qualities and attitudes expected of a virtuous and militarily successful general. It is also concerned with such matters as his choice of staff; attitude to war; religious duties; military formations; conduct in allied and hostile lands; difficult terrains; camps; drill; spies; guards; deserters; battle formations and maneuvers; and other matters, ending with conduct after victory
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general
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Aeneas Tacticus : Asclepiodotus ; Onasander, with an English translation by members of the Illinois Greek Club, (electronic resource ;)
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Publication
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Includes index
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multicolored
Control code
hup0000256
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Aeneas Tacticus : Asclepiodotus ; Onasander, with an English translation by members of the Illinois Greek Club, (electronic resource ;)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Color
multicolored
Control code
hup0000256
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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