Historical Information gathered from the Mauricii Strategikon

 
This item is provided by the institution :
Institute of Historical Research (IHR/NHRF)
Repository :
Byzantina Symmeikta  | ΕΚΤ eJournals
see the original item page
in the repository's web site and access all digital files if the item*
share




2013 (EN)
Historical Information gathered from the Mauricii Strategikon (EL)
Historical Information gathered from the Mauricii Strategikon (EN)

GYFTOPOULOU, Sophia

A few relevant sections  from the Strategicon of Mauricius are analyzed in order that Byzantine military tactics  be further clarified: the meaning of the word σχολὴ ; contagion (epidemic) and starvation (famine) threatening the soldiers when gathered together; and the potential scouting mission of heralds. Additionally certain facts provided by the treatise regarding specific military subjects are presented together, so that they can be effectively elucidated; the length of both the bowshot and the long bowshot; the exact function of the multi trenches of the ‘fossaton’ military camp; touldos (the baggage train: composition - function - etymology/origin); depotatoi (the unarmed units: recruitment – equipment - size - mission). Finally speculation on the composition of the text attempts to draw attention to the use of former treatises by the author and to the degree of his personal contribution.  (EL)
A few relevant sections  from the Strategicon of Mauricius are analyzed in order that Byzantine military tactics  be further clarified: the meaning of the word σχολὴ ; contagion (epidemic) and starvation (famine) threatening the soldiers when gathered together; and the potential scouting mission of heralds. Additionally certain facts provided by the treatise regarding specific military subjects are presented together, so that they can be effectively elucidated; the length of both the bowshot and the long bowshot; the exact function of the multi trenches of the ‘fossaton’ military camp; touldos (the baggage train: composition - function - etymology/origin); depotatoi (the unarmed units: recruitment – equipment - size - mission). Finally speculation on the composition of the text attempts to draw attention to the use of former treatises by the author and to the degree of his personal contribution.  (EN)

info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Historical Inquiry (EN)

contagion (EN)
baggage train (EN)
Byzantine army (EN)
military camp (EN)
military law (EN)
bowshot (EN)
Mauricii Strategicon (EN)
depotatos (EN)

Ινστιτούτο Ιστορικών Ερευνών/ΕΙΕ (EL)
Institute of Historical Research (IHR/NHRF) (EN)

Βυζαντινά Σύμμεικτα

English

2013-12-02


Ινστιτούτο Ιστορικών Ερευνών (ΙΙΕ/ΕΙΕ) / Institute of Historical Research (IHR/NHRF) (EN)

military treatise (EN)
Late Antiquity (EN)

1791-4884
1105-1639
Βυζαντινά Σύμμεικτα; BYZANTINA SYMMEIKTA 23; 59-89 (EL)
Byzantina Symmeikta; BYZANTINA SYMMEIKTA 23; 59-89 (EN)

Copyright (c) 2014 Sophia GYFTOPOULOU (EN)



*Institutions are responsible for keeping their URLs functional (digital file, item page in repository site)