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date: 05 December 2022



  • Brian Campbell


Asclepiodotus, probably the pupil of *Posidonius (2), wrote an account of the Greek *phalanx and other branches of the army, which after *Aeneas Tacticus is the earliest extant example of a treatise on military practice. His account of the organization and disposition of an ideal phalanx of 16,384 men is theoretical and highly technical. He may be reproducing a lost work of Posidonius, with some material possibly derived from *Polybius (1), or earlier textbooks; items of historical interest are occasionally preserved, e.


  • Greek Literature

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