An insurrection of the Persians against Seleucus (II.) is mentioned in two stratagems of Polyaenus (vii.
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.
The stratagems and disguises by which with the help of a few faithful friends he slew the suitors are described at length in the Odyssey.
16-22 two stratagems are combined.
A writer of the Mahommedan faith says: - "Whenever an invading army has entered their territories, the Assamese have sheltered themselves in strong posts, and have distressed the enemy by stratagems, surprises and alarms, and by cutting off their provisions.