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.
1.,ii., iii., stratagems occurring in Greek history; bk.
Iv., stratagems of the Macedonian kings and successors of Alexander the Great; bk.
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