Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Strategy
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A. Concept and ancient origins

The term S. denotes two different things that are often confused: (1) the art of waging war, i.e. its practical and technical aspect, and (2) the literary genre expounding that art. This article is limited to the literary genre, which first emerged as such during Humanism.

Many treatises were written about warfare, S. andtactics during Greco-Roman Antiquity, and some survive. The most important in early modern reception, all dating from the Roman Imperial period, were: (1) the Strategicus ('General') of Onasander from the first half of the 1st cent. AD [7…

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Formisano, Marco (Gent), “Strategy”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004891>
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