Aeneas Tacticus
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active in the mid 4th cent. BC;

earliest Greek military writer.


Only one longer fragment of his works on military matters has been preserved.


The transmission is based on Laurentianus 55,4, of which four transcripts from the 16th cent. are extant.


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Τακτικὸν ὑπόµνηµα περὶ τοῦ πῶς χρῆ πολιορκουµένου…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Aeneas Tacticus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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