Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Aelianus Tacticus
(350 words)

2nd cent. AD;

Greek military writer.

Works

The Taktiká, preserved under the name of Aelianus, are a textbook addressed to the Emperor Trajan.

Manuscripts

The work exists in two recensions; one Arabic translation is based on a text from the 9th/10th cent. Details in: Alphonse Dain, Histoire du texte d’Élien le Tacticien des origines à la fin du moyen âge, Paris 1946.

Editions

The ed. princ. appeared more than 50 years after the first Latin translation.

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Landfester, Manfred, “Aelianus Tacticus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0002>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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