This article is about the book by Frontinus. For the work by Polyaenus, see Stratagems Polyaenus. For articles with similar titles, see Stratagem. The nineteenth-century Teubner edition of the Latin text Strategemata, or Stratagems, is a work by the Roman author Frontinus c. It is a collection of examples of military stratagems from Greek and Roman history, ostensibly for the use of generals.

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Enter full screen mode Sextus Julius Frontinus historiarum persequi; et hi, qui notabilia excerpserunt, ipso velut acervo rerum confuderunt legentem. Nostra sedulitas impendet operam, ut, quemadmodum res poscet, ipsum quod exigitur quasi ad interrogatum exhibeat; circumspectis enim generibus, praeparavi opportuna exemplorum veluti consilia.

Huic labori non iniuste veniam paciscar, ne me pro incurioso reprehendat, qui praeteritum aliquod a nobis reppererit exemplum. Quis enim ad percensenda omnia monumenta, quae utraque lingua tradita sunt, sufficiat? At multa et transire mihi ipse permisi; quod me non sine causa fecisse scient, qui aliorum libros eadem promittentium legerint; verum facile erit sub quaque specie suggerere.

Nam cum hoc opus, sicut cetera, usus potius aliorum quam meae commendationis causa adgressus sim, adiuvari me ab his qui aliquid illi adstruent, non argui credam. My effort will be devoted to the task of setting forth, as if in response to questions, and as occasion shall demand, the illustration applicable to the case in point. For having examined the categories, I have in advance mapped out my campaign, so to speak, for the presentation of illustrative examples.

Moreover, in order that these may be sifted and properly classified according to the variety of subject-matter, I have divided them into three books.

In the first are illustrations of stratagems for use before the battle begins; in the second, those that relate to the battle itself and tend to effect the complete subjugation of the enemy; the third contains stratagems connected with sieges and the raising of sieges. Under these successive classes I have grouped the illustrations appropriate to each. It is not without justice that I shall claim indulgence for this work, and I beg that no one will charge me with negligence, if he finds that I have passed over some illustration.

For who could prove equal to the task of examining all the records which have come down to us in both languages!

And so I have purposely allowed myself to skip many things. That I have not done this without reason, those will realize who read the books of others treating of the same subjects; but it will be easy for the reader to supply those examples under each category. For since this work, like my preceding ones, has been undertaken for the benefit of others, rather than for the sake of my own renown, I shall feel that I am being aided, rather than criticized, by those who will make additions to it.


Frontinus: The Strategemata

Career[ edit ] In AD 70, Frontinus participated in the suppression of the Rhineland revolt, and later recorded that he received the surrender of 70, Lingones. While governor of Britain, he subjugated the Silures of South Wales and is thought to have likewise campaigned against the Brigantes. Birley believes it "is fair to speculate" that Frontinus was with Domitian during the German campaign of An inscription at Hieropolis in Phrygia , as well as a number of coins of Smyrna , attests that he was proconsul of Asia in AD



Volume 74 Issue Octpp. He is known to have been an augur, being succeeded by his friend Pliny the younger. The Stratagems, and the Aqueducts of Rome, with an English translation On dispelling the fears inspired in soldiers by adverse omens. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. He is known to have been an frontinis, being succeeded by his friend Pliny the Younger.


Stratagems. Aqueducts of Rome

See all: Loeb Classical Library The digital Loeb Classical Library extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. Praetor of the city in 70 and consul in 73 or 74, 98 and , he was, about the year 76, sent to Britain as governor. He quelled the Silures of Wales, and began to build a road through their territory; his place was taken by Agricola in In 97 he was given the highly esteemed office of Manager of Aqueducts at Rome. He is known to have been an augur, being succeeded by his friend Pliny the Younger.

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