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Aelianus
(806 words)

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[1] Greek military author

Greek military author, wrote the τακτικὰ Αἰλιανοῦ; Taktikà Ailianoû, a textbook addressed to Trajan, in which the tactics and structure of the Greek and specifically the Macedonian armies of the classical and Hellenistic eras are explained. A. was a theoretician without any practical experience and it is for this reason that his work appears mechani…

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Burckhardt, Leonhard (Basle), Bowie, Ewen (Oxford), Baltes, Matthias (Münster) and Lakmann, Marie-Luise (Münster), “Aelianus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e110020>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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