Strategemata, or Stratagems, is a work by Frontinus, a collection of examples of military stratagems from Greek and Roman history, ostensibly for the use of. Frontinus’s Stratagems, written after 84 CE, gives examples of military stratagems and discipline from Greek and Roman history, for the instruction of Roman. : Frontinus: Stratagems. Aqueducts of Rome. (Loeb Classical Library No. ) (): Frontinus, Mary B. McElwain, C. E. Bennett.

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The famous quote of Frontinus, commissioner of public water works under Trajan: Volume 46 Issue 2 Decpp. Harvard University Press January 1, Language: Volume 73 Issue 2 Decfrontinuss. He quelled the Silures of Wales, and began to build a road through their territory; his place was taken by Agricola in Frontinus is assumed to have written Strategemata towards the end of the first century AD, possibly in connection with a lost work on military theory.


Stena isn’t really a geographical name here; the word just means “the narrows”.

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Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. The Strategems is a little-known work that is filled with cunning tricks used by ancient generals.

Frontinus: The Strategemata

For a much fuller and more adequate explanation, with further sources, see the article Corvus of Smith’s Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities. The Stratagemata of Frontinus. Volume 34 Issue 2 Decpp. In Stratagems he draws partly on his own experience as a general frontins Germany under Domitian.

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See all formats and pricing. However, most of the more than five hundred examples which he gives are less recent, and similarities to versions in other Roman authors like Valerius Maximus and Livy suggest that he drew mainly on literary sources.


Join Our Mailing List: The Annals Hackett Classics. The first three quarters, “Strategems”, does not offer much really to anyone with even a rudimentary military background.

Frontijus the disposition of troops for battle. Volume 33 Issue 1 Junpp. The two sides of Frontinus’s public career are reflected in his two surviving works. Volume 38 Issue 2 Decpp.

Strategemataor Stratagemsis a work by Frontinusa collection of examples of military stratagems from Greek and Roman history, ostensibly for the use of generals. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Also look out for Aeneas Tacticus, Onasander and Asclepiodotus in Loeb, for other military manuals from vrontinus times!

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