An insurrection of the Persians against Seleucus (II.) is mentioned in two stratagems of Polyaenus (vii.
Is a collection of examples of military stratagems from Greek and Roman history, for the use of officers; a fourth book, the plan and style of which is different from the rest (more stress is laid on the moral aspects of war, e.g.
When the Parthian War (162-5) broke out, Polyaenus, too old to share in the campaign, dedicated to the emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus a work, still extant, called Strategica or Strategemata, a historical collection of stratagems and maxims of strategy written in Greek and strung together in the form of anecdotes.
It is not strictly confined to warlike stratagems, but includes also examples of wisdom, courage and cunning drawn from civil and political life.
1.,ii., iii., stratagems occurring in Greek history; bk.
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