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Headword: Αἰνείας
Adler number: alphaiota,215
Translated headword: Aineias, Aeneas
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
This man wrote about fire-signals, as Polybios says,[1] and a handbook about stratagems.
Greek Original:
Αἰνείας: οὗτος ἔγραψε περὶ πυρσῶν, ὥς φησι Πολύβιος, καὶ περὶ στρατηγημάτων ὑπόμνημα.
Notes:
Mid C4 BCE. Conventionally referred to as Aeneas Tacticus; OCD(4) p.23. Not on any account to be confused with Vergil's hero (for whom see under alpha 4653, alphaiota 214, and elsewhere).
[1] Polybios 10.44. Cf. kappa 1726.
Reference:
D. Whitehead (ed.), Aineias the Tactician, How to Survive under Siege (Oxford 1990; lightly revised edition Bristol 2002)
Keywords: biography; historiography; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 May 2001@08:30:00.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 4 September 2002@21:53:57.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; updated bibliography) on 5 September 2002@03:23:32.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 13 October 2003@20:57:43.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2012@05:20:38.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2014@04:41:17.
David Whitehead on 27 November 2015@03:47:15.

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