INTERESSI MILITARI NELLE ELLENICHE DI OSSIRINCO

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Alessandro Brambilla *
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Alessandro Brambilla | alexbrambilla86@gmail.com

Abstract

This paper starts from the attempt to define what is a “military historian” and tries to establish whether this definition is applicable to the author of the Hellenica Oxyrhynxhia. Moving from the analysis of the military related episodes described by the author, the paper underlines his care in relating the movements of troops throughout a campaign, in recording casualties, and his attention towards tactics, such as stratagems and abushes, or economic matters, such as the payment of troops. At the same time, this paper emphasises that the precision showed by the author in describing these warfare episodes, though possibly demonstrating the employment of good quality sources, maybe official accounts, it is not enough to define the Hellenica Oxyrhynchia as the work of a military historian.


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