LEARNING FROM ALEXANDER MEANS LEARNING TO WIN. AILIANO'S TACTICAL ADVICE TO EMPEROR TRAJAN Cover Image
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VON ALEXANDER LERNEN HEIßT SIEGEN LERNEN: AILIANOS’ TAKTISCHE RATSCHLÄGE FÜR KAISER TRAJAN
LEARNING FROM ALEXANDER MEANS LEARNING TO WIN. AILIANO'S TACTICAL ADVICE TO EMPEROR TRAJAN

Author(s): Kai Brodersen
Subject(s): History
Published by: Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai
Keywords: Trajan; Aelianus; Taktika; Polybius; tactic; Parthians.

Summary/Abstract: The present paper is a general survey of the work of an Aelianus who dedicated his Taktika to Trajan on the eve of the Parthian wars. The work, which has often been overlooked, shows how a contemporary scholar assumed that a knowledge of the tactics used by Alexander against the Persians (as predecessors to the Parthians) could still lead to success.

  • Issue Year: 63/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 15-33
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: German