poliorcetic

poliorcetic

(ˌpɒlɪəˈsɛtɪk)
adj
(Military) relating to the besieging of cities
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A recently discovered fragment of Dexippus also contains poliorcetic material.
Although hypothetical, it seems likely that between Herodian and Heliodorus, the continued threat from the Persians coupled with the frequency of poliorcetic warfare that could penetrate uncomfortably far into areas of the Greek-speaking eastern empire (Antioch, for example) prompted historians of the period to develop a topos of narrative style, which favoured the description of the experience and psychological reaction of combatants and inhabitants over a tactical approach that was typical of Herodotus, Thucydides and Polybius.