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Aeneas Tacticus

Stadtverteidigung / Poliorketika

[Defending the City / Poliorketika]

Ed. by Brodersen, Kai

Series:Sammlung Tusculum

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    April 2017
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    Aims and Scope

    Aineias shows how a small city could withstand a siege in antiquity. The book is the oldest military textbook preserved from ancient Greece and provides a unique insight into the world of the fourth century BC beyond the great powers like Athens and Sparta: The focus is on a small polis with its men and women, citizens and foreigners, free men and slaves, officials and ordinary people, all of whom must stand together in a crisis.


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    "Im Ganzen liegt eine erfreuliche Bereicherung der Tusculum-Reihe vor. Brodersens kundige und sorgfältige Übersetzung wird Aineias Taktikos Lesern erschließen, denen die Hürde der fremden Sprache bislang zu hoch war, genügt aber überdies den Ansprüchen, welche wissenschaftliche Forschung und Unterricht an diese Textgattung stellen muss."
    Leonhard Burckhardt in: Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2017.10.36

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