Aineias The Tactician: How to Survive Under Siege by David WhiteheadAineias The Tactician: How to Survive Under Siege by David Whitehead

Aineias The Tactician: How to Survive Under Siege

byDavid Whitehead

Paperback | April 25, 2002

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Virgil lived through the fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of the Empire. In his poems we see a series of attempts, increasingly ambitious in scale and conception, to combine technical brilliance and beauty with profound meditation on the nature of imperialism and the relation of the individual to the State. From short pastoral poems on love and song he progressed to the heroic myth of the founding of Rome. "The Aeneid", immediately recognised as the greatest masterpiece of Latin literature, has had incalculable influence on European literature in the two thousand years since it was first published.
David Whitehead is Professor of Classics in Queen's University, in Belfast, Ireland.
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Title:Aineias The Tactician: How to Survive Under SiegeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:236 pages, 8.42 × 5.44 × 0.51 inPublished:April 25, 2002Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1853996270

ISBN - 13:9781853996276

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface
Bibliography and Abbreviations
Introduction
1. The passive perspective
2. The work and its author
3. Form and content
4. Invasion and siege
5. Treachery, unanimity, and the survival of the polis
6. Genre and readership
Divergences from the Budé Text
Translation
Commentary
Addenda
Index

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Aineias the Tactician: How to Survive Under Siege is a very useful book for those doing ancient military history, and a good, often amusing read for anyone curious about siege warfare