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  • 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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