Polyaenus


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Polyaenus

(pŏl'ē-ē`nəs), fl. c.153, Macedonian Greek writer. His Stratagems, anecdotes on the ruses of war, takes much from various ancient sources now lost.
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It includes material from Herotodus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Diodorus Siculus and Polyaenus, and Arrian.
of the common good; in this," Polyaenus says, "are all things;
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Polyaenus 4, 1 contains an account of Macedonian women dressing as bacchantes to fight with their outnumbered men.
Burstein reasserts Sauneron and Yoyotte's suggestion that Tanutamun returned to Memphis after his defeat by Ashurbanipal, noting that Polyaenus mentions a battle near Memphis, which cannot be identified with that between Tanutamun and Ashurbanipal in 664/663, since according to the Assyrian texts.
In LET it is not stated where the pitched battle took place, but it is possible that a vague account of this battle has been preserved in Polyaenus, Strategika, VII 3.
While in Polyaenus, Strategika, VII 3, Tementhes is seen as the legitimate ruler of Egypt from whom Psammetichus had seized the kingship, in the Letter of Aristeas, the opponent of Psammetichus is simply called "king of the Kushites.
The mention of Carian forces in Polyaenus as opposed to Judeans in Aristeas only points to the interest of the original author in the participation of his countrymen in battle and cannot be used to distinguish between the events.
Dr SCHETTINO urges that the Classical author, Polyaenus, has long been under-valued as an authority on the military history of the Hellenistic and earlier Roman periods.