Cineas


Cineas

▪ Greek military adviser

flourished 3rd century BC

      Thessalian who served as chief adviser to Pyrrhus, king of Epirus in Greece. In 281 Cineas attempted, without success, to dissuade Pyrrhus from invading Italy. After Pyrrhus defeated the Romans at Heraclea in Lucania (280), Cineas was sent to Rome to negotiate a peace. According to the 2nd-century-AD Greek historian Appian, he demanded that the Romans halt their aggression against the Greeks of southern Italy and restore the lands they had taken from the Bruttii, Apulians, and Samnites. The Romans rejected his demands, but two years later Cineas was sent to renew negotiations on easier terms. These talks, too, were inconclusive. Cineas then crossed to Sicily to prepare for Pyrrhus' Sicilian campaign. Nothing is known of his career thereafter. Cicero referred to Cineas as the author of a treatise entitled De re militari (“On Military Affairs”).

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